CPSR@WSIS in Tunis, 16-18 November 2005
During the week of November 14-18, many governments, business groups, and civil society organizations will hold Parallel Events to foster more open and informal dialogue on the issues at stake in the Summit. A short list of some of these with descriptions is at www.itu.int/wsis/tunis/events/links.html, while a complete spreadsheet of events is at www.smsitunis2005.tn/plateforme/docs/listpe.xls.
CPSR is organizing or co-organizing three Parallel Events:
Monday Nov. 14, 13:00-15:00, Amilcar Room
"Cybercrime & Censorship in Middle East and North Africa"
Organizers: CPSR and Human Rights Watch
*CPSR's Robert Guerra will speak on the panel
Wednesday Nov. 16, 11:00-13:00, Hammamet Room
"Reforming the Internet Governance: Perspectives from the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG)---Book Release"
Organizers: CPSR and the Secretariat of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance
*CPSR's Bill Drake and Avri Doria will speak on the panel
Wednesday Nov. 16, 11:00-13:00, Room: Le Kram
"Role of Computer Science and Engineering Professions in Helping to Realize the WSIS Benchmarks"
*CPSR's William McIver, Jr. will speak and chair the panel.
These three events are also included as part of the civil society's
alternative Citizen's Summit.
In addition, CPSR members are participating individually in other Parallel Events at the Summit, including:
Tuesday Nov. 15, 09:00-11:00, Matmata Room
"Human Rights in the Information Society"
Organizer: Danish Human Rights Institute
*CPSR's Bill Drake will chair the panel
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 14:00–15:30, Kairouan Room
The Internet Governance Debate during the WSIS Process (PAST)
Organizers: Diplo Foundation and Global Knowledge Partnership
*CPSR's Bill Drake and Robert Guerra will speak on the panel
Thursday, Nov. 17, 13:00-15:00, Saint Augustin Room
Organizers: Government of Switzerland and the ICT4Peace Project
*CPSR's Bill Drake will speak on the panel
Thursday, Nov. 17, 17:00-19:00, Jendouba Room
"Startup Group on Global Alliance for ICTs and Development"
Organizer: United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force
*CPSR's Bill Drake will participate in the discussion
Friday, Nov. 18, 13:00-17:00, Hannibal Hall
Civil Society Moving Forward: Where to Next?
Organizer: The CRIS Campaign
*CPSR's Bill Drake and William McIver, Jr. will participate in the discussion
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