ICT policy

Study on the effects and possibilities of ICT for the enhancement of democracy
Study on the effects and possibilities of ICT for the enhancement of democracy 10 March 2009

APC has been commissioned by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to investigate the potential for the use of ICTs for advancing democracy. The study is intended to look beyond the simple “use” of ICTs (mainly internet and mobile phones) for democracy and are digging deeper to find out how ICTs permeate the different levels of society. Among others, the study assesses how civil societies and citizen-based initiatives participate in the democracy process, and the potential I...

South African National Broadband Forum
South African National Broadband Forum 10 March 2009

APC is currently building a coalition of civil society organisations and businesses to campaign for the lowering of costs associated with the internet in South Africa. The project being carried out with the support of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA) will mobilise a number internet service providers (ISPs), communications workers, content providers, academics, alternative energy experts, a number of civil society organisations and private sector associations to advocate f...

Best Legal Information And Cyber Law Portals Of India
Best Legal Information And Cyber Law Portals Of India 08 March 2009

Legal information is a very important for almost all the segments of a society. However, there is a dearth of Law portals and web sites in India.

South African National Broadband Forum
South African National Broadband Forum 20 February 2009

Access to broadband is an imperative for the full expression of citizenship in today’s world. With affordable broadband, the enormous potential for socio-economic, cultural, and educational development in South Africa can be realised. The Association for Progressive Communications; South Africa Connect; SANGONeT (Southern African NGO Network); and The Shuttleworth Foundation are convening a...

ICT in the Election Manifesto for the 9th National Parliamentary Election 2008 of major Political Parties in Bangladesh
ICT in the Election Manifesto for the 9th National Parliamentary Election 2008 of major Political Parties in Bangladesh 20 December 2008

Commitment related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the election manifesto for the 9th National Parliamentary Election 2008 of major political parties in Bangladesh

THE IT ACT 2000 AMENDMENT BILL, 2006: MYTH OR REALITY
THE IT ACT 2000 AMENDMENT BILL, 2006: MYTH OR REALITY 08 December 2008

The Government of India (GOI) is planning to introduce in Parliament this month changes to the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act, 2000).

APC member RITS at the IGF opening panel: focus on an open and inclusive internet
APC member RITS at the IGF opening panel: focus on an open and inclusive internet 03 December 2008

“Throughout history, humanity has been able to challenge the most rigid power structures with its creativity and with the urge for freedom that is inherent to the human spirit. This has brought us here – we’re a result of human hope, solidarity and tenacity. We’re here to discuss internet Governance structures and policies and, in this third meeting of the IGF, we must move forw...

Watchdog report tackles the issue of unequal access to the internet and the information society in 2008
Watchdog report tackles the issue of unequal access to the internet and the information society in 2008 02 December 2008

GISW 2008How do we ensure access to the internet is a human right enjoyed by everyone? This is one of the critical questions asked by an annual publication that highlights the importance of people’s access to information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure – and where and how countries are getting it right or wrong, and what can be done about it.

Advocacy and civil participation in the eLAC process analysis
Advocacy and civil participation in the eLAC process analysis 26 November 2008

Although WSIS was primarily an intergovernmental space for dialogue, it was considered important to include perspectives from other sectors such as civil society, in the regional processes. As such, after the evaluation of the initial phase of the process (eLAC2007) and the definition of political commitments and goals for the second phase (eLAC2010), during eLAC’s last ministerial meeting in...

Frequently Asked Questions About Conducting a National WSIS Consultation Process
Frequently Asked Questions About Conducting a National WSIS Consultation Process 03 October 2008

APC’s FAQ about Conducting a National WSIS Process outlines the steps to take and key components in organising a national consultation around ICT policy, in this case specifically the debates raised by the United Nations conference on the Information Society (WSIS). The ‘frequently asked questions’ (FAQ) question & answer format was chosen to home in on some of the key questions w...