Global Information Society Watch 2017
Special edition Internet governance from the edges: National and regional IGFs in their own words

Project coordinators
Maud Barret Bertelloni
Deborah Brown
Anriette Esterhuysen

With the contributions of
Cathy Chen
Flavia Fascendini
Anja Gengo
Lori Nordstrom

Publication production
Cathy Chen and Flavia Fascendini

Valerie Dee
Lori Nordstrom


Global Information Society Watch 2017

Special Edition

Unshackling expression: A study on laws criminalising expression online in Asia

Coordinating committee

Gayatri Khandhadai - APC

Pavitra Ramanujam - APC

Geetha Hariharan

Project coordinator

Gayatri Khandhadai - APC

Edition Coordinator

Geetha Hariharan

Assistant editor, publication production

Lori Nordstrom  - APC

Graphic design


Cornerstone, Achilles heel or “fake news”? WSIS and the role of the multistakeholder approach in empowering civil society’s participation in internet governance 


APC, Senior Advisor on Internet Governance

The WSIS ought to be considered both as an experiment in global communication governance and a political marker. As a multi-stakeholder experience, the event tested the effectiveness and feasibility of integrating non-government actors into an intergovernmental political negotiation process.