The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Announces a New Book About Civil Society and WSIS

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has been roundly criticised in the past and this new study from APC concludes that the summit “is not the best starting point for new action.” So, what is the point of looking at how developing country delegations and civil society fared at the summit? Because, says the author “it is always important to learn from experience ­ particularly where it did not deliver up to expectations.”

The book “Whose Summit? Whose Information Society? Developing Countries and Civil Society at the World Summit on the Information Society”, commissioned by APC and written by David Souter draws on participants’ observations, detailed interviews with forty key actors and case studies of experiences rooted in five developing countries. Information about the book, an interview with the author and a downloadable version can be found by clicking here.