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The Daily Summit is supported by the British Council, which aims to connect people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK, and to build lasting relationships between the UK and other countries.

December 12, 2003

"Excellent, witty, well-informed" That's how Bill Thomson describes Daily Summit, while hitting the nail on the head with his WSIS review on BBC News.
Aaron Scullion @ 02:24 PM | Comments (3) | t

December 09, 2003

First day... The summit hasn't even started properly yet, and already we've reported on tough security, Microsoft bloopers, meetings that were cancelled and cut short, technical failures (and again), as well as Robert Mugabe's impending visit , and Kofi Annan's first WSIS address.

We've got three big days ahead - so hit the comments, link, and tell all your friends. Go on - you know you want to!
Aaron Scullion @ 08:34 PM | Comments (0)

December 06, 2003

Daily Summit highlights: internet killed the radio star; Tatchell slams Mugabe, Mbeki; a 419 scammer speaks; children and the net; Nigerian opposition; McKinnon under the spotlight; your digital IQ; African women online; Arthur C. Clarke, genocide by word of mouth; and a tax on telephones.
David Steven @ 11:08 AM | Comments (0) | t

December 05, 2003

Squadrons of new readers are hitting our server today - thanks in the most part to Instapundit, Tim Blair and Al Jazeera (how's that for an eclectic list?)...

Welcome. Much of the action will be from Abuja over the weekend, where the Commonwealth is (mostly) arguing with itself. Next week - the main course - when we'll be live from Geneva with all the news from the World Summit on Information Society. Have a look around. Hit the comments. Enjoy!
David Steven @ 06:09 PM | Comments (0) | t
Thanks to reader, Mike McCallister for pointing out that the executive summary of the ITU World Telecommunication Development Report is now online. The full report will be available from Tuesday - expect a third launch...

We really value your thoughts, comments, tips, hints, brickbats, corrections etc. (hold fire on the abuse though!). So hit the comments or email info -at-
David Steven @ 03:12 PM | Comments (0) | t

December 03, 2003

Some highlights you may have missed - Sony's downfall, WSIS unzipped, the church volunteer, freedom of expression, and the battle for the internet.

There's also news on Nigerian hopes, arrests and scams.
David Steven @ 08:44 PM | Comments (0) | t

December 01, 2003

Buy 1 summit, get 1 free. From tomorrow (Tuesday), Daily Summit will be reporting from CHOGM, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which is taking place this year in Abuja.

Our reporter, Mick Fealty - of noted blog Slugger O'Toole - will be online soon, bring you all the news from the summit. [more]
Aaron Scullion @ 07:39 PM | t

November 27, 2003

Welcome if you're just finding us for the first time.

With just under two weeks to go until the world summit starts, we're working to ensure Daily Summit becomes the first place you go to for WSIS news.

For now, we're keeping an eye on WSIS stories in the media, watching web activity, starting to unravel the summit processes, and providing background to issues relating to the information society, as the summit approaches.

Feel free to get in touch with any tips, gossip or advice - we'd love to hear from you.
Aaron Scullion @ 03:21 PM | t

November 12, 2003

Raising awareness. Daily Summit isn't even a week old, and already we're getting people talking about WSIS. A letter in the Guardian, responding to an earlier article about us, talks about what we can do to prevent the end result of the summit being "reduced freedoms and a further widening of the "digital divide".
Aaron Scullion @ 11:07 AM
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