ICT policy

Launching of FRIDA AWARD 2011
Launching of FRIDA AWARD 2011 21 July 2011

The FRIDA/IGF2011 award is supported by the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry (LACNIC), the International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the Internet Society (ISOC). This award seeks to recognize those projects and initiatives that contribute significantly    

¿De dónde viene tu lap top?- test
¿De dónde viene tu lap top?- test 19 July 2011

Usamos la lap top todos los días gran cantidad de horas, para trabajar, hablar con amigos, buscar y compartir información. Pero, ¿realmente sabemos qué hay detrás de su proceso de producción? En el marco del proyecto GreeningIT, Ryan Clement produjo un video para generar conciencia sobre todos los recursos necesarios para la creación de una lap top, el gasto de energía y combustible, cómo luego se transforman en basura electrónica (que termina acumulada sobre todo en países en desa...

Show your support for internet rights
Show your support for internet rights 11 July 2011

APC is calling on governments to follow up on their recent commitments to freedom of expression.

European Court of Human Rights: Case law
European Court of Human Rights: Case law 08 July 2011

The European Court of Human Rights publishes factsheets on its case law, organized by theme. Each case has a short introduction and is linked to the decision.

APC expresses concern over OECD Communique on principles for internet policy-making
APC expresses concern over OECD Communique on principles for internet policy-making 01 July 2011

Members of the OECD held a High Level Meeting in Paris this week, releasing a Communique on principles for internet policy-making on June 29 2011. Although we applaud the openness of governments and the OECD secretariat to include non-governmental stakeholder constituencies in the meeting, as a worldwide network promoting the use of the internet for social justice and sustainable development ...

APC expresses concern over OECD Communique  on principles for internet policy-making
APC expresses concern over OECD Communique on principles for internet policy-making 01 July 2011

“Anyone involved in the development of the internet over the last twenty years knows that transgression has probably been a far greater driver of innovation than IP protection,” says APC in a statement which points to “positive signs” coming out of the recent OECD meeting but questions the take on intellectual property as well as internet intermediaries’ responsibility for polici...

Feminist tips for online campaigning
Feminist tips for online campaigning 27 June 2011

This guide includes all you need to know to plan your online campaign from a feminist perspective. What does this mean? That Strategising Online Activism: A Toolkit focuses on women’s needs and how technology can lead to their empowerment.

Closer Than Ever: A guide for social change organisations who want to start working online
Closer Than Ever: A guide for social change organisations who want to start working online 24 June 2011

This guide brings together the voices of APC members, partners, consultants and staff and shares their views and experience on working online for social change. Their perspectives are the basis for this guide.    

Digital Migration in Ghana: Multi-stakeholder Workshop
Digital Migration in Ghana: Multi-stakeholder Workshop 20 June 2011

African countries are committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. Africa’s digital transition in broadcasting has the potential to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on TV and to increase the number of people who will be able to watch it. However, it is also a costly process and involves decisions on a range of issues which impact on both the costs and...

Digital Migration in Nigeria: Media Briefing and Workshop
Digital Migration in Nigeria: Media Briefing and Workshop 15 June 2011

Media Briefing (June 27) African countries are committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. Africa’s digital transition in broadcasting has the potential to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on TV and to increase the number of people who will be able to watch it. However, it is also a costly process and involves decisions on a range of issues which im...