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IFLA hosts workshop at World Summit on the Information Society

At the 2013 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), IFLA hosted a workshop on 'Public Access to the Internet and the role of Libraries as an agent of development'.

17 May 2013 | WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Switzerland, WSIS

IFLA at the World Summit on the Information Society, 13-17 May 2013, Geneva

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is meeting this week in Geneva at the international Telecommunications Union (ITU).

13 May 2013 | Switzerland, World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

Closing of the WSIS+10 Review Meeting

The WSIS+10 Review concluded on Wednesday, 27 February with a lively multi-stakeholder debate across a large number of panel sessions. All sessions were asked to produce recommendations to feed into the final UNESCO statement “Information and Knowledge for All an Expanded Vision and a Renewed Commitment”.

28 February 2013 | Access to information, WSIS

Day Two at WSIS+10 Review Meeting and the IFLA panels

The 2nd day of the WSIS+10 review meeting at UNESCO HQ in Paris was held on the 26th of February. The very extensive programme included sessions on topics ranging from freedom of expression, mobile learning, to e-business and cultural diversity. The variety of panels gave the opportunity to learn more about best practices in these areas and the work done since 2003.

27 February 2013 | France, WSIS

WSIS +10 Review meeting

IFLA will be hosting two panel sessions during the WSIS +10 meeting.

21 February 2013 | WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society), France

IGF Baku - Workshop 189 outcomes 'Open Government Data for citizens, by citizens, about citizens?'

Open Institute Kenya, Open Rights Group, Affilias, the UK Taxpayers Alliance and IFLA addressed the issue of “Big Data” and how the increasing trend of governments around the world developing open government data policies bring a new era of government transparency, economic development and the creation of new economic opportunities.

29 November 2012 | WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society), Azerbaijan, Digital inclusion, Intellectual property, IGF, Internet Governance Forum

IGF Baku - Workshop 146 outcomes 'Intellectual property rights and the freedom to share'

IFLA’s final workshop at the IGF 2012 took place on the morning of Thursday 8th November in Baku. The IFLA Director of Policy and Advocacy participated in a panel on intellectual property and the freedom to share, and the session proved to be one of the most lively yet.

12 November 2012 | WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society), Azerbaijan, Digital inclusion, Intellectual property, IGF, Internet Governance Forum

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