APC and Hivos launch 2012 GISWatch on “the internet and corruption”
from 05:30 AM to 10:50 AM
Produced annually by APC and Hivos since 2007, the 2012 GISWatch edition addresses the theme “The internet and corruption – Transparency and accountability online.” Through nine thematic reports and over 50 country reports, it explores how the internet is being used to ensure transparency and accountability, the challenges that civil society activists face in fighting corruption and accounts of when the internet fails as an enabler of a transparent and fair society. By focusing on individual cases and stories of corruption, the country reports take a practical look at the role of the internet in combating corruption at local, national, regional and global levels.
The presentation will include Valeria Betancourt on behalf of APC and Monique Doppert and Loe Schout on behalf of Hivos. Short interventions of some of the reports’ authors present at the event will take place, among them Shawna Finnegan (Canada), Ritu Srivastava (India), Giacomo Mazzone (Italy), Alice Munyua (Kenya), Shahzad Ahmad (Pakistan) and Valentina Pelizzer (Bosnia and Herzegovina).