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20 Jun 2008 APC
The GOREe-TIC network was officially created Friday June 20th during the last day of a workshop covering the use and politics of ICT at the Gorée Institute. Its mission is to prioritise research and advocate change concerning the laws governing the rules and strategies of telecommunication in underdeveloped regions. “A universal and affordable access to information technologies and communication to serve the development of Africa ; that is our dream” exclaimed Sylvie Siyam in Gorée Senegal, where she...
07 Mar 2008
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), an international non-profit actor on internet access worldwide, has stated its whole-hearted support of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) for the drafting of regulations prescribing a list of essential facilities for electronic communications. “The introduction of these regulations creates conditions of open access on a non-discriminatory basis to undersea-based submarine cables,” says Natasha Primo, national policy manager at...
18 Dec 2007
FREE MEDIA, FREE SOCIETY [Statement of the Foundation for Media Alternatives on the Arrest of Media Persons in relation to the Manila Peninsula incident of 29 November 2007] Yesterday, in yet another brushfire igniting in the Philippine political landscape under the Arroyo Administration, a naval lieutenant and elected senator of the Republic, a decorated Army general, and about thirty (30) of their military comrades, reiterated their withdrawal of support for the President and called for the creation of a...
13 Nov 2007
Intergovernmental and civil society organisations propose a self-regulatory mechanism to foster participation, access to information and transparency in internet governance at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Rio de Janeiro on 12 November 2007. The mechanism should ensure that all the institutions which play a role in some aspect of governing the internet commit to transparency, public participation, including participation of all stakeholders, and access to information in their activities. The proposal...
29 Oct 2007
Convened by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on the 28th of October 2007, civil society groups have called for new forms of corporate governance to develop the ICT infrastructure in Africa. These new forms should “ensure the interests of all stakeholders, but above all, the interest of African consumers and citizens,” the statement insists. The Kigali statement by African civil society delegates, academicians, researchers, consumer interest groups, and internet service providers is made in...
17 Oct 2007
The first APC FOSS Prize established in 2006 to honour Chris Nicol, a long time FOSS advocate and activist who for many years, worked with APC, has been jointly awarded to: Free Geek (USA) and NepaLinux (Nepal) "Free Geek" from Portland in the USA is an organisation that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those in need in exchange for community service. Any individual may contribute 24 hours of volunteering in the "Adoption Program...
12 Sep 2007
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has been roundly criticised in the past and this new study from APC concludes that the summit “is not the best starting point for new action.” So, what is the point of looking at how developing country delegations and civil society fared at the summit? Because, says the author “it is always important to learn from experience – particularly where it did not deliver up to expectations.” The book “Whose Summit? Whose Information Society...
03 Sep 2007 APC
A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology...
03 Sep 2007 APC
A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology...
03 Sep 2007 APC
A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology...

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