ICT policy

The National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper South Africa 2016: Commentary on the internet
The National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper South Africa 2016: Commentary on the internet 14 December 2016

The recently published white paper focuses on convergence of modern and traditional modes of communication, which is a big step in connecting the present to the future of information and communications technologies (ICTs). The use of data in formulating policies and monitoring progress is also a great step towards an evidence-based policy that measures progress within set timelines.

Anita Gurumurthy at the Internet Governance Forum 2016 opening session
Anita Gurumurthy at the Internet Governance Forum 2016 opening session 14 December 2016

Anita Gurumurthy, representing IT for Change, was nominated to speak at the opening session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Guadalajara, Mexico on 6 December 2016.    

Inside the Information Society: What does the latest ICT Development Index tell us?
Inside the Information Society: What does the latest ICT Development Index tell us? 28 November 2016

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post is about the latest edition of the ITU’s ICT Development Index.

Inside the Information Society: Upsetting and resetting standards, rules and norms
Inside the Information Society: Upsetting and resetting standards, rules and norms 19 November 2016

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post is about the importance of standards, rules and norms – and the need to re-engineer these for the digital age.

Job opportunity at APC: Africa Policy Coordinator
Job opportunity at APC: Africa Policy Coordinator 23 August 2016

Leading internet policy work in Africa: APC Africa Policy Coordinator Contribute to building an open and free internet which promotes social justice by joining APC to coordinate its internet policy work in Africa. Main purpose of the job: The purpose of the position is to coordinate implementation of APC’s internet policy, internet rights, internet governance and networking activities in...

Assessing domain name management systems in Africa: Take part in the survey!
Assessing domain name management systems in Africa: Take part in the survey! 03 August 2016

An in-depth study of the DNS ecosystem in Africa has been commissioned by ICANN, and the project implementation team, led by the Southern African Communications Forum (SACF), is appealing to the technical community in Africa to make the study a success by completing the online survey at “http://dnsafrica.study”:http://dns

Call for contributions on the internet and human rights in Africa
Call for contributions on the internet and human rights in Africa 13 July 2016

APC is calling for submissions of articles, case studies, interviews, publication reviews and other creative audio and visual contributions that explore how the internet [can / does / could] play a role in upholding human rights in Africa. Deadline for submissions is 25 July!  

Inter-American Human Rights System instruments and their application to the digital environment: Training module
Inter-American Human Rights System instruments and their application to the digital environment: Training module 09 July 2016

This module for the APC Internet Rights Are Human Rights training curriculum explores the relationship between human rights as understood in the Inter-American Human Rights System and ICTs such as the internet.

Inside the Information Society: Putting ICTs to rights
Inside the Information Society: Putting ICTs to rights 24 June 2016

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog looks at human rights and how they have been affected by ICTs and the Internet.