Access to information
Deutche Welle, Germany
Seacom project to increase affordable Internet access in Africa
31 August 2009
[...] But price decreases will depend on how much of the network's capacity is used, according to a 2008 study by the Association for Progressive Communications in South Africa. It found that the full potential of an existing cable connecting western and South Africa to Europe was not used, resulting in smaller price decreases than anticipated.[...]
APC’s women’s programme has started a really cool research project on sexuality and the internet.
EroTICs is a cross-country exploratory research project. This a two-and-a-half year research project taking place from 2008 to 2010 will respond to the question:
The Independent, Uganda
Don't miss this chance
21 July 2009
[…] A 2008 study by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on the effects of ownership of the South Atlantic 3/West Africa Submarine Cable (SAT-3/WASC) on the communications markets in Angola, Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal found that the potential of the cable had not been properly exploited. The study found that ownership of the cable by telecoms incumbents, such as MTN and UTL owning shares in EASSy in Uganda, reinforced their market positions.[…]
Re: No Objection Certificate(NOC) from Home Ministry regarding the establishment of 22 Community Radio in Bangladesh
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is promoting the advocacy with the government in relations to community radio with other organizations since its emergence.
There aren’t that many options for the deaf in Venezuela, and those who do have full time employment often find it difficult to take time off for other activities like professional courses. But the Cisco Networking Academy found a way to train four men and two women who can not hear, on IT Essentials. This course, an initiative by APC member EsLaRed, was given in Venezuelan sign language and was a great success – not only to those who gained the new skills, but also to the project creators, who believe there is potential to apply the project in other communities worldwide.
speaker of Bangladesh Parliament, Advocate Abdul Hamid, was formally given a Community Radio Handbook on Good Governance and Development on 6 April 2009 on behalf of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2009.
The Role of Community Radio in Establishing Good Governance Through Right to Information in Bangladesh
As there is no appropriate power and opportunity to complain for marginalized population in the centered democratic society, one kind of opportunists, politicians and local administration take the cha