Peru

Civil society speaks out on dangerous new cybercrime law in Peru
Civil society speaks out on dangerous new cybercrime law in Peru 31 July 2012

A new law would essentially eliminate anonymity online, force companies to comply with government requests for user data, and put average internet users at risk of imprisonment. Access, APC and other ogranisations wrote an open letter to the Peruvian Congress.

A key moment for getting spectrum in the public agenda in Peru
A key moment for getting spectrum in the public agenda in Peru 12 December 2011

Opportunities are emerging in the Peruvian political scenario to liberalise spectrum frequencies for open and community use. However academic institutions and civil society must participate get more involved in the policy and project debates say Maicu Alvarado y Gabriela Perona in a new report for APC.

Peru's farmers lack information: Why are telecentres being underused?
Peru's farmers lack information: Why are telecentres being underused? 27 March 2010

Harvesting peachSmallholders in the desert region of Huaral depend on irrigation cooperatives to water their crops. For ten years one coop association has been developing an information system based on telecentres to help them to make informed agricultural decisions. But the system is being under-utilised and they decided to find what was going wrong. Using APC’s Gender Evaluation Methodo...

Peru: Fund for the Investment in Telecommunications
Peru: Fund for the Investment in Telecommunications 09 July 2009

This document studies the case of the Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL), the Peruvian government agency that provides universal access to telecommunications in rural areas, privileging social concerns. The fund’s development during its 15 years in existence has meant going from mere infrastructure availability to projects implemented from a socio-technical perspective, where, in addi...

Peru: Public strategies for new technologies in rural areas
Peru: Public strategies for new technologies in rural areas 09 July 2009

This advocacy action was carried out by CEPES, AndinaTIC member in Peru, compiling and systematizing documents on Peruvian government ICT projects. This task supplemented the organisation’s ongoing research on connectivity strategies in rural contexts. CEPES questions the governmental initiatives which tend to focus on access to infrastructure. It highlights the importance of taking the comm...

Peru: The Battle for Control of the Internet
Peru: The Battle for Control of the Internet 29 June 2009

Researcher Jorge Bossio poses the questions: Can you imagine a day when there are two kinds of internet networks, one open and public and the other closed and exclusive, similar to free-to-air television channels and cable television channels? Can you imagine only being able to access certain websites or online applications by paying extra for a specific internet access service, like the “pre...

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TRICALCAR logo 23 July 2008