ICT policy

Network of networks: Strategic planning meeting
Network of networks: Strategic planning meeting 21 April 2010

The Network of Networks project aims to strengthen civil society influence in global public policy spaces that deal with internet policy issues through building a transglobal network of policy advocates working for an open and just information society. To do so we want to increase the capacity of organizations to understand, to intervene and to collaborate on internet governance issues. An advisory committee has been struck and they have identified Net Neutrality and ACTA as possible collabor...

Impact 2.0? Experimenting with social networking for policy change in Latin America
Impact 2.0? Experimenting with social networking for policy change in Latin America 14 April 2010

Politicians aren’t always aware that sound research that could help them make better policy decisions is out there waiting to be used. On the other hand, social networking websites are experiencing an explosive growth worldwide and Latin America is no exception. This new initiative from APC and Latin American telecomms research network DIRSI will bring together researchers and activists to see if it is possible to influence policy debate using blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter and more in...

Impact 2.0: Experimenting with social networking for policy change in Latin America
Impact 2.0: Experimenting with social networking for policy change in Latin America 12 April 2010

Politicians aren’t always aware that sound research that could help them make better policy decisions is out there waiting to be used. On the other hand, social networking websites are experiencing an explosive growth worldwide and Latin America is no exception. This new initiative, of which APC is a partner, will bring together researchers and activists to see if it is possible to influence...

Broadband in Bolivia: Good intentions and a long way to go
Broadband in Bolivia: Good intentions and a long way to go 27 March 2010

The Bolivian government is focusing on telecentres as a means of bringing internet access to the population, especially in rural and marginalised areas. But according to researcher Orlando Arratia, the structural problems that currently limit connectivity cannot be resolved until the government adopts a national broadband policy.

Internet in the Andes: New APC research
Internet in the Andes: New APC research 25 March 2010

In the 1990s, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela privatised their telecomms sectors and the policies were a dismal failure. Almost 20 years on the Andean region has some of the worst connectivity statistics of all Latin America. For example only 4 in 100 Bolivians have internet access. Of the four, two will have broadband connections but out-of-date telephone systems will force the ...

Pakistan strategises around violence against women and tech
Pakistan strategises around violence against women and tech 23 March 2010

The morning of 19th February was one that we had been working toward for some time. There was anticipation and yet there was fear – anticipation because it was an important initiative that we were all excited to be a part of; fear that perhaps we had taken on more than we could handle, that the relevant people would not show up, etc. etc. But we needn’t have worried.

Access to knowledge conference in Yale: Video interviews
Access to knowledge conference in Yale: Video interviews 16 February 2010

More than 20% of human genes are patented in the US which, among other things, is preventing people from accessing affordable and appropriate testing and diagnoses of genetic diseases. This is only one example of how restrictive intellectual property legislation is impacting human rights. At the Yale Information Society Project’s conference, of which APC was an organising partner, these i...

Recap of day 2 of network of networks advisory group meeting
Recap of day 2 of network of networks advisory group meeting 13 February 2010

On Monday February 8th, APC convened Day 2 of its advisory group for its network of networks for a free and open internet project

Recap of day 1 of network of networks advisory group meeting
Recap of day 1 of network of networks advisory group meeting 09 February 2010

On Sunday February 7th, APC convened an advisory group of for its network of networks for a free and open internet project. pro

The International Congress on “Media literacy and digital cultures”
The International Congress on “Media literacy and digital cultures” 04 February 2010

Euro-Iberoamerican Congress ATEI Media literacy and digital cultures Seville, May 13 and 14, 2010 Held by: Asociación de Televisiones Educativas y Culturales Iberoamericanas Presentatio