Civil Society Background Papers on Finance, Internet Governance
  1 July 2004. A number of interesting background and discussion papers have been produced recently by civil society groups active in the WSIS process.

As input to the debate of the issues that were most contentious during the first stage of WSIS - namely internet governance, financing for ICT initiatives in developing countries, and "e-strategies" - the Association for Progressive Communication (APC) has commissioned three discussion papers written by civil society experts in the areas.

Other new papers include an overview on financing mechanisms by Rainer Kuhlen (Nethics, Germany) and a draft financing paper by the Swiss NGO coalition for WSIS, Comunica-CH.


Financing the Information Society in the South: A Global Public Goods Perspective
By Pablo Accuosto (ITeM) and Niki Johnson, June 2004, commissioned by APC
download pdf in English

Groupe de travail « financement et solidarité Nord-Sud », June 2004
draft, April 2004
download rtf in French

Financing measures for overcoming digital divides
By Rainer Kuhlen, June 2004
download rtf in English

Internet Governance

Internet governance and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
By Adam Peake, June 2004, commissioned by APC 
download pdf in English


The Centrality of E-strategies in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Plan of Action
By Willie Currie, May 2004, commissioned by APC
download pdf in English | dowload "Policy frameworks" powerpoint in English



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