ICT policy

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

This is the literature review produced as part of the APC WNSP EroTICs: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet project. It includes women’s rights and feminist approaches to the internet, theoretical frameworks on gender and technology, key themes in literature on sexuality, women and the internet, an assessment of current approaches and frameworks, recommendations of conceptual frameworks for the research project and an extensive bibliography. The review also included sever...

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 censorship and content regulation mechanisms employed in content related to sexuality, a mapping of ...

Privacy: More than the right to delete and forget
Privacy: More than the right to delete and forget 26 November 2009

Our worlds are increasingly networked and our personal data collected left, right and centre. Ask anyone who has to use a biometric identity card like Malaysian Jac sm Kee who has to give her ID number even if she’s just buying movie tickets online. We can be sure much of the information collected about us online is not that securely warehoused. So what needs to be done to protect our rig...

Child Protection, Sexuality and Safety Online: Opposing camps
Child Protection, Sexuality and Safety Online: Opposing camps 26 November 2009

Research coming out of the UK shows that British children are blasé about putting sexy images of themselves online. But some adults in governments and industry are intent on seeing children as victims where sexuality and the internet is concerned. Why on earth aren’t the powers-that-be actually listening to kids? asks Maya Ganesh reporting from the IGF.

The APC ICT Policy Handbook (Second edition)
The APC ICT Policy Handbook (Second edition) 15 November 2009

APC launched its first ICT policy handbook “for beginners” in 2003 to critical acclaim. It was the first comprehensive guide for non-technicians. Now APC has published an entirely rewritten second edition, available free and online for anyone to download.    

The APC ICT policy handbook – second edition for the 2.0 generation
The APC ICT policy handbook – second edition for the 2.0 generation 15 November 2009

In 2003, APC launched our first ICT policy handbook “for beginners” to critical acclaim. ICT policy was a relatively new area and very few really understood what was actually involved. The APC handbook was the first comprehensive guide for non-technicians. Now APC has published an entirely rewritten second edition free and online for anyone to download.

Code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in internet governance
Code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in internet governance 09 November 2009

Since the inception of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the Council of Europe, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) have been working on a joint initiative on public participation in internet governance. The three entities have held joint workshops around this theme at both the Rio de Janeiro (2007) and Hyderabad ...

Draft text (11/2009): Code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in Internet governance
Draft text (11/2009): Code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in Internet governance 02 November 2009

The Council of Europe, UNECE and APC have been reviewing the arrangements for information and participation in entities concerned with Internet governance since the Rio de Janeiro meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in 2007. These organisations hope that a code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in internet governance can secure agreement and adoption within ...

Ecuador: Getting to where cables and commercial interests don't reach
Ecuador: Getting to where cables and commercial interests don't reach 29 October 2009

The new Constitution of Ecuador, which was passed in October of 2008, now legitimises the use of wireless networks as a way to achieve universal access. In the debate leading up to the new constitution, the wireless networks were able to boast low cost, sustainability and using existing and free waves to the communities and organisations using them. In an attempt to connect paper to practice...

Rwanda’s policy vacuum could mean trouble for broadband
Rwanda’s policy vacuum could mean trouble for broadband 29 October 2009

The imminent arrival of broadband in Rwanda has exposed a policy vacuum that desperately needs to be filled if the poor in the country are going to benefit from the information society. Having good plans is not enough, argue Emmanuel Habumuremyi and Alan Finlay.