World Summit on the Information Society II - Tunis, November 2005
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The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) aims to improve access by all countries to information, and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote development. WSIS is held in two phases. The first phase took place in Geneva hosted by the Government of Switzerland from 10 to 12 December 2003, where 175 countries adopted a Declaration of Principles and a Plan of Action . The second phase will take place in Tunis hosted by the Government of Tunisia, from 16 to 18 November 2005.

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Wary of dissent, Tunisia makes war on the web
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Civil Society Statement on the WSIS: "Much more could have been achieved"
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News Reports
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Citizens’ Summit on the Information Society (CSIS)
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Papers towards Tunis
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World Summit on the Information Society -WSIS: Special Choike report

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