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Project ID: 1103568863
Entity: IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communications Research
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Activity: International Association for Media and Communications Research Task Force on WSIS
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Activity description: 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
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
Theme 10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Theme 14. Follow-up and evaluation (PoA, Section E)
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
Related MDGs:
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Programme
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: Individual and Institutional Members of IAMCR; some 2,300 world wide IAMCR Task Force Co-Chairs: Professor Divina Frau-Meigs Professor Marc Raboy


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