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Visions in Process - National Security or Civil Liberties? WSIS Debate on Security Issues in Deadlock
World Summit on the Information Society, Geneva 2003 - Tunis 2005
by Ralf Bendrath

Although there has been much controversy between governments and international civil society (around the WSIS), there have been some positive examples, too. Some European governments, e.g. those of Switzerland, Denmark and Finland, have exhibited openness to dialogue with civil society; and they did include observers of civil society, along with those from industry, in their delegations. Still, official documents of the WSIS show very little impact of the ideas and demands of civil society. This publication compiles contributions presenting the civil society approach on key issues of the WSIS Declaration drafts.

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Publication Type: Article / Chapter / Essay: 7 pages
Publisher: Heinrich Böll Foundation (2003)
Location: Berlin, Germany
Language: English

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