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International Journal of Communication

Democratizing Global Communication? Global Civil Society and the Campaign for Communication Rights in the information Society

Democratising Global Communication? This is a question asked by Milton L. Mueller and colleagues at US-based universities in a report published in IJOC, the International Journal of Communication. Scrutinising the role played by global civil society at the World Summit on the Information Society, the authors insist on the centrality of APC, and conclude that “There is no doubt that WSIS was a more substantive, inclusive and meaningful exercise in global governance, because of the civil (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 June 2007


Capacity building for local NGOs : a guidance manual for good practice

> Progressio (former CIIR), 2005 (pdf)

The concept for the manual arose from groundbreaking work in CIIR/ICD’s Somaliland programme initiated in 2000. This work continues today through a long-standing programme of capacity-building support to the indigenous local NGO sector in Somaliland funded by Comic Relief. Through this publication, we hope that this guidance on capacity building will have a wider use and purpose and will prove of benefit to capacity-building activities with local organisations in many different parts of the (...) read

date of on-line publication : 6 April 2007


The use of information and communication technology for development in Bangladesh

APC member in South Asia, BytesForAll, has launched its report on the use of information and communication technology for development in Bangladesh. This document, called « ICT4D (using ICT for development) Status Report 1.0 » is looking into the use of information and communication technology for the purpose of development. The report aims to monitor ICT development in different sectors and to compile civil society views and understanding of policy intervention in those areas. « We (...) read

date of on-line publication : 19 February 2007

SCHMID Dorothée

European community aid policy and pratice on governance and democracy in Morocco

> Morocco Governance Research Report, One World Action, february 2006, 71 p. (pdf)

Morocco is widely considered as the leading avant-garde for democratic transition in the Mediterranean region. Indeed a wind of liberty has been blowing in the country since the beginning of the post-Hassan II era in 1999. Important reforms have recently been undertaken - some with a high symbolical value, such as the updating of the family code (Mudawana) in an appeased political context. Pluralist elections were held and freedom of speech has substantially improved. At present, the (...) read

date of on-line publication : 7 February 2007


Civil society in conflict transformation : ambivalence, potentials and challenges

> Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management

Civic engagement and the role of social actors within the framework of the nation state is widely accepted, in both politics and academia. The significance of civil society to international politics and in conflict settings is less agreed. The number of agencies engaged in international development policy, humanitarian aid, human rights protection and environmental policy has increased substantially over the last two decades. A similar development is witnessed in the field of conflict (...) read

date of on-line publication : 4 December 2006

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