International Association for Media and Communications Research Task Force on WSIS

Details of the organization
IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communications Research
Civil society entities

Information about the project
International Association for Media and Communications Research Task Force on WSIS
In view of the active involvement of the IAMCR in the ongoing WSIS process, the General Assembly resolves to retain a taskforce on the WSIS. In the spirit of critical independent scholarship, the task force has the following mandate: · to contribute to the sharing of relevant information and documentation about the WSIS process with the broader academic community · to facilitate the synthesizing of existing research on information society issues and feed this into the ongoing WSIS process · to assist in the clarification of crucial concepts (such as information society, communication, knowledge society, etc.) · to assist in the development of effective and relevant alliances · to ensure effective representation of IAMCR in the WSIS process
International implementation
Ongoing from to 
Individual and Institutional Members of IAMCR; some 2,300 world wide IAMCR Task Force Co-Chairs: Professor Divina Frau-Meigs Professor Marc Raboy

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
* International and regional cooperation
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No