ICT policy

Réforme des télécommunications: Cas du Cameroun
Réforme des télécommunications: Cas du Cameroun 01 February 2010

Le processus de restructuration du secteur des télécommunications au Cameroun a démarré en juin 1995 avec l’admission de ce secteur au programme de privatisation. Il s’est traduit par la mise sur pied d’un cadre juridique et institutionnel permettant d’assurer le désengagement de l’État de certains segments et l’ouverture du secteur à l’initiative privée. Ce qui a permis l’entrée dans le secteur de nombreux opérateurs publics et privés. Par contre certains opérate...

Network of networks: Advisory group meeting
Network of networks: Advisory group meeting 29 January 2010

I’ve been working on the the APC’s Network of networks for a free and open internet project for a few months now.

GenARDIS Knowledge Sharing workshop
GenARDIS Knowledge Sharing workshop 27 January 2010

The knowledge-sharing workshop will be a space to enable the 15 grantees to share outcomes as well as to discuss best practices and lessons learned. It will also be used to gather case studies and stories to feed into the ongoing programmes of partner institutions, as well as for GenARDIS’ own evaluation process. The workshop methodology will be interactive, creative and use different methodo...

Coordination must to achieve Digital Bangladesh
Coordination must to achieve Digital Bangladesh 19 January 2010

In spite of sporadic developments towards Digital Bangladesh, coordination in the process has become the most essential need of the time.

Consultation to explore building a transnational advocacy network of networks on public policy related to internet governance
Consultation to explore building a transnational advocacy network of networks on public policy related to internet governance 15 January 2010

APC convened a small consultation on 15 September 2008 in Geneva to explore how best civil society networks can be more effective in ensuring openness, human rights and transparent and accountable governance in the information society sphere. The objectives of the meeting were to: establish and concretise an initial partnership with key existing strategic partners; establish what the key publi...

APC co-convenes Yale conference on access to knowledge for human rights
APC co-convenes Yale conference on access to knowledge for human rights 07 January 2010

Following the impact of Global Information Society Watch 2009 which put the spotlight on “access to knowledge for advancing democracy and human rights”, the University of Yale has invited GISWatch co-publisher APC to co-convene their fourth Access to Knowledge Conference. The conference organised by Yale’s information society project will unite scholars and human rights activists to look ...

Illegal telco operators in Cameroon:  The most reasonable option
Illegal telco operators in Cameroon: The most reasonable option 04 January 2010

In Cameroon, internet and telephone services are unaffordable – to the extent that at least half of the population has to resort to illegal operators, which are the only ones to make services like the internet affordable to the average Cameroonian.

Dominican Republic guarantees women's equality in technology initiatives and policies across the country
Dominican Republic guarantees women's equality in technology initiatives and policies across the country 17 December 2009

The Dominican Republic is the first Latin American country to act on their commitments to involve women in the information society nationwide. This Caribbean island nation of ten million has promised to include a “gender perspective” in every information and communications technology initiative and policy developed by the government from now on. “This is great news for women’s equality ...

Open Spectrum For Development: Kenya Case Study
Open Spectrum For Development: Kenya Case Study 16 December 2009

At the regulatory layer, Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) is a key actor with a legal mandate on spectrum management in Kenya. Kenya Communications Act 1998, Kenya Communications Act 2010, and subsequent subsidiary legislation as promulgated by the Minister define the CCK’s mandate. Appeals Tribunal arbitrates any disputes arising from implementation of the enabling legislation.

EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review
EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review 09 December 2009

This is the policy review includes a historical and contextual overview of international and regional policy documents on the area of internet governance as well as sexual rights, a focus on pornography and sexuality in relation to policy and regulation, an assessment of ‘terms of use’ agreements by 18 popular online social networking and content sharing platforms, an assessment of censorsh...