ICT policy

Connect Your Rights!  - The video
Connect Your Rights! - The video 16 May 2012

“Connect Your Rights!” is the take-home message from this short video. Developed for the APC-campaign Connect Your Rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights, the video provides you with a quick and clear understanding of why human rights on the internet matter. Watch now.    

The Internet and Human Rights: a new frontier?
The Internet and Human Rights: a new frontier? 26 April 2012

The Internet can strengthen human rights through the enhancement of the realization of freedom of expression, allowing people to receive information and seek to impart it as required in article 19 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Surveilling CISPA
Surveilling CISPA 24 April 2012

Surveilling CISPA: CC licence DonkeyHoteyI wrote a story about surveillance efforts by the UK authorities lately. It seems that snooping communications (emails, text messaging, etc) is in vogue.

ICT Policy in critical need of attention in Africa
ICT Policy in critical need of attention in Africa 17 March 2012

ICT Policy in critical need of attention in Africa ICT’s potential for political, social and economic transformation of society is not contested and Africa is exploding with a desire to be connected to the rest of the world more than ever. There is evidence that many countries on the continent are investing in ICT in order to reap the benefits.

Some thoughts on ICT policy in Africa
Some thoughts on ICT policy in Africa 17 March 2012

Last year events in North Africa and the Middle East showed how ICT and media may have an impact on the future of people and countries. The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt was successful mainly thanks to social media.

ICT policy in Africa: a lot still to be done
ICT policy in Africa: a lot still to be done 17 March 2012

ICT policy in Africa: a lot still to be done In this blog I argue that there is a critical need for ICT policy in Africa because ICT policy in Africa is in many respects closely linked with overcoming the digital divide. Both private investors and increasingly, public donors are not yet ready to invest in countries without a proper institutional and legal environment for internet development.

ICT Policy Interventions to Promote Digital Participation in Africa
ICT Policy Interventions to Promote Digital Participation in Africa 17 March 2012

Information Communication Technologies (ICT’s) are increasingly used by government agencies across the African continent with a view to making their service offerings more widely accessible. E-governance is widely considered a powerful and effective tool in the fight against corruption which it achieves by increasing transparency, efficiency and greater accountability of Government officials.

Which way African ICT Policy? Turn right, human right
Which way African ICT Policy? Turn right, human right 17 March 2012

“He is as useless as a dog” this was part of a Facebook post by a young Kenyan photographer on the wall of a Kenyan politician, Mr. Lewis Nguyai. The Facebook post has since led to the photographer’s arrest and may ultimately result in a defamation suit. Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) which was set up after the post election violence in 2008 to “promote eq...

ICT Policy in Africa and the Internet and Human Rights
ICT Policy in Africa and the Internet and Human Rights 17 March 2012

In this post, I am going to address two main issues: the need and role of ICT policy in Africa, and the relationship between Internet and human rights. The landscape of ICTs probably is the fastest growing sector ever experienced with any medium or any transformative technology.

Reflection on Africa’s ICT Policy; Capturing Emerging Issues
Reflection on Africa’s ICT Policy; Capturing Emerging Issues 17 March 2012

Information Communication Technologies (ICT) continues to play a leading role in driving economic growth and development. They have been earmarked for attributes such as increasing efficiency, creating access to new markets as well as giving the voiceless a voice. ICT usage continues to grow in Africa, most notably has been the increase in mobile telephony and internet usage.