ICT policy

Chakula, an African ICT policy newsletter: Past editions
Chakula, an African ICT policy newsletter: Past editions 17 October 2011

Chakula —the Swahili word for food— is APC’s very occasional Africa ICT policy newsletter. You can view the archives, subscribe and unsubscribe online. Read past editions of Chakula: CHAKULA Issue # 21: Changing policy in Africa: two years communicating for influence (March 2011) CHAKULA Issue # 20: Pushing for broadband policy in Africa (September 2010) CHAKULA Issue # 19: Innovating access – a special focus on CPRafrica (July 2010) CHAKULA Issue # 18: CICEWA reports, news stories...

TV white spaces can open up low-cost high-speed internet across Africa: All we need is the regulatory go-ahead
TV white spaces can open up low-cost high-speed internet across Africa: All we need is the regulatory go-ahead 13 October 2011

“We have the skills, the entrepreneurs, a spectrum model we can replicate, the standards, the technology and clearly we have the demand” said South African Henk Kleynhans in the wake of a TV white spaces workshop in Johannesburg last week. “All we need is a regulatory go-ahead.”

Recommendations made at the WATRA workshop on the migration to digital broadcasting in West Africa
Recommendations made at the WATRA workshop on the migration to digital broadcasting in West Africa 11 October 2011

West-African countries are currently in a race against time to switch from analogue to digital broadcasting. A one-day regional workshop held by the West African Telecoms Regulators Assembly (WATRA) and ECOWAS helped establish recommendations and steps for going forward to help those countries undergoing the transition.

Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Ghana workshop report
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Ghana workshop report 07 October 2011

The Ghana analog to digital migration workshop brought together almost 40 key stakeholders from the different sectors and provided them with key information of the mandated migration and educated them of the urgency, consequences, cost and strategies that could be taken during this initiative.

APC's closing statement Sixth Internet Governance Forum
APC's closing statement Sixth Internet Governance Forum 30 September 2011

APC reaffirms the importance of multi stakeholder participation in the internet global public policy and principles debate.

New APC brief on the new threats to human rights online
New APC brief on the new threats to human rights online 30 September 2011

APC’s human rights expert Joy Liddicoat outlines the state of human rights online and the major challenges facing activists and human rights defenders. As levels of censorship and surveillance are increasing worldwide including in democratic countries threaten the lives of democracy activists, APC calls for the theme of the 2012 IGF to focus exclusively on human rights.

Pro-poor ICT access toolkit
Pro-poor ICT access toolkit 29 September 2011

A resource kit for making a universal access agenda happen. It has three modules – on policy and regulation, advocacy strategies and community-level projects.    

Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Nigeria Workshop Report
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Nigeria Workshop Report 29 September 2011

The migration to Digital Broadcasting has been a subject of discussion especially in Africa. There are several issues which should be considered in digital broadcast migration. Such issues border on regulation, market potentials, models and strategies for successful migration, regulation and content. Nigeria is of particular interest in Africa as it has the largest potential market for digital ...

APC Priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum
APC Priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum 21 September 2011

The sixth annual meeting of the IGF will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-30 September 2011 with Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation as its main theme. In this document presented in the run-up to the IGF APC strongly supports the focus on access, development and freedoms but outlines a series of recommendations for IGF participants.

APC outlines priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum
APC outlines priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum 21 September 2011

The world’s oldest progressive network reminds UN conference goers of critical issues facing the freedom of the internet today including affordability, openness and network neutrality in the mobile internet and the importance of conflict minerals in internet governance. Read the 13-page brief.