Access to information

Joint Civil Society Submission to the CESCR: Briefing on copyright as a barrier to the exercise of cultural rights online in the Republic of Korea

By APC, Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet and OpenNet Korea (February 2017, APC )
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Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa

26 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Masibulele Jay Siya told us the story of Mankosi, a village that came together to build and maintain its own telecommunications network and offer affordable communications to the people in rural Eastern Cape.

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Mobile Phone: A Public Tool. Analysing the Use of Mobile Technology in Civic Participation, Education and Health

By Saleema Razvi, Ritu Srivastava and Buddhadeb Halder with collaboration of others (October 2016, Digital Empowerment Foundation and UNICEF India )

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Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A Compendium of 100+ Initiatives in India

By Ritu Srivastava and Arjun Sen (October 2016, Digital Empowerment Foundation and UNICEF India )

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States must go beyond ensuring basic access... to empower citizens

Geneva

Access to information is a fundamental right that needs to be realised in support of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) – whether it’s information on life skills, social security grants, science and culture, or access to legal or educational resources. Access to information is also high on the global sustainable development agenda.

Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it

JOHANNESBURG 13 April 2016 (APCNews)

In a new policy paper from APC, we unpack the underlying causes of limited connectivity, the shortcomings of current initiatives, and propose a set of policy responses to address the access gap.

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Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it

By APC (April 2016, Association for Progressive Communications (APC) )

In a new policy paper from APC, we unpack the underlying causes of limited connectivity, the shortcomings of current initiatives, and propose a set of policy responses to address the access gap.

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Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The limitless textbook

South Africa

When we talk about economic, social and cultural rights we have to deal with the hard fact that realising them takes money. It costs money to build and staff hospitals that make the right to health a reality.

Rights groups respond to internet shutdown in Uganda during national elections

24 February 2016 (Access Now, et al. for APCNews)

On the morning of national elections, 18 February, Ugandan internet users were blocked from using Twitter, Facebook, and other communications platforms until three days later. Kampala-based APC member CIPESA along with Access Now and other civil society groups around the world called for renewed respect for human rights in the wake of this violation.

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Joint letter on internet shutdown in Uganda

By Access Now, et al. (February 2016, )

On the morning of national elections, February 18, Ugandan internet users were blocked from using Twitter, Facebook, and other communications platforms. The shutdown remained in place until the afternoon of Sunday, February 21. Kampala-based APC member CIPESA along with Access Now and other civil society groups around the world called for renewed respect for human rights in the wake of this violation.

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