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Eleven tips for opening up the spectrum

MONTREAL 28 February 2011 (Evan Light for APCNews)

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.

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South Africa: Untapped TV spectrum can make internet more affordable

GULMARG 28 February 2011 (LC for APCNews)

“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.

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Bangladesh: Training Workshop on Community Radio: Stakeholders and Local Monitoring Committee Members

Dhaka

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

Dhaka

Breaking News
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
has started issuing demand note for frequency allocation of
Community Radio

The reliable source confirmed that Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has started issuing spectrum demand note for frequency allocation to import transmitter.

Ford Foundation conference sheds light on internet freedom

USA

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.

New mechanisms for linking research & policy – Initial workshop

Date and time: 
Feb 22 2011 - Feb 23 2011

Venue

Country: 
Jamaica
Related projects: 
Web 2.0 tools for development

Organisers

Other- name of organisation: 
Comunica

Thirty people, including participants, resource people and expert trainers, will participate in a two-day workshop in Kingston, Jamaica 22-23 February 2011.

Other information
Location: 
Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica

APCNews 135 – Anti-VAW in Pakistan, Egypt, Africa broadband– 14/2/11

APCNews 135 – Anti-VAW in Pakistan, Egypt, Africa broadband– 14/2/11

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APCNews – February 14 2011 – Year XI Issue 135
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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UN Women, led by ex-Chilean prime minister Michelle

APC 11th Council Meeting and APC-wide project meetings

Date and time: 
Mar 20 2011 - Mar 21 2011

Venue

Country: 
Philippines

Organisers

Other- name of organisation: 
APC

Bringing together APC staff and members from around the world for the first time since 2007.

Logistics information

APC Networking and Learning Forum on Research, Advocacy and Collaboration for an Open, Fair and Sustainable Internet

Date and time: 
Mar 17 2011 - Mar 19 2011

Venue

Country: 
Philippines
Related projects: 
Action Research Network

Organisers

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APC
Other- name of organisation: 
APC

The “APC Action Research Network” (ARN) is a new initiative by APC funded by the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC), with the overall goal of building and strengthening research capacity in the existing APC research community, and growing the current network of researchers that do national and regional advocacy in initiatives led by APC.

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