Access to information
On February 24th, LinkedIn – the popular business social networking site – was unexpectedly unavailable in China. Users suspected the site had fallen victim to China’s strict censorship regime, often called the Great Firewall.
Fortunately, LinkedIn’s sudden disappearance appears to have been only temporary, as the site was accessible again late Friday evening.
Most communications policies around the globe have been developed on models based on the economic, political and social realities of North America and Europe – which assume large private companies build expansive national wired infrastructures. So laws and regulations have evolved with the understanding that these wired networks are the main communication infrastructure and that wireless networks connect through them. But wired networks do not exist in many developing countries and do not necessarily need to be built.
“Open spectrum is important because access is important” says Steve Song, telecommunications fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation in an interview with APCNews. But in South Africa, the problem is not lack of access – it’s that access is not affordable. Freeing up wireless spectrum, such as television white spaces —the space between channels— or making more information available on spectrum that is currently not in use could help to make affordable access a reality. Song is the author of a new country survey report commissioned by APC in which he explores how spectrum is currently managed in South Africa, and the barriers that are blocking availability.
Bangladesh: Training Workshop on Community Radio: Stakeholders and Local Monitoring Committee Members
The “Training Workshop on Community Radio: Stakeholders and Local Monitoring committee Members” was taken place in Rajshahi division from February 26-27, 2001 at Rajshhi Circuit House conference room, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
The program was organized by National Institute of Mass Communication of Ministry of Information with the support of UNICEF Bangladesh under the project namely ‘Adv
Breaking News : Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has started issuing demand note for frequency
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
has started issuing demand note for frequency allocation of
The reliable source confirmed that Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has started issuing spectrum demand note for frequency allocation to import transmitter.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently reported the Ford Foundation is advocating that the internet is not merely a way to help further social change, but is integral to making that change happen.
Thirty people, including participants, resource people and expert trainers, will participate in a two-day workshop in Kingston, Jamaica 22-23 February 2011.
APCNews 135 – Anti-VAW in Pakistan, Egypt, Africa broadband– 14/2/11
APCNews – February 14 2011 – Year XI Issue 135
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
UN Women, led by ex-Chilean prime minister Michelle
Bringing together APC staff and members from around the world for the first time since 2007.