Access

Public access: Supporting digital inclusion for all
Public access: Supporting digital inclusion for all 13 May 2014

Public libraries play a critical role in extending the benefits of ICTs to marginalised populations worldwide, states a new briefing document that APC is presenting in Geneva at the current session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).

APC member wins lifetime achievement award
APC member wins lifetime achievement award 09 May 2014

Ermanno Pietrosemoli from APC member EsLaRed was recognised with the LACNIC 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the development of the internet in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through more than 20 years of training and research in wireless technologies, Ermanno has changed the landscape of wireless in the region and globally. Image by LACNIC.

National advocacy plan on digital migration in Mozambique
National advocacy plan on digital migration in Mozambique 31 March 2014

On December 5, 2013, a national advocacy planning workshop on digital migration in Mozambique took place in Maputo.

Speeding up digital migration in Uganda without leaving citizens behind
Speeding up digital migration in Uganda without leaving citizens behind 03 March 2014

What are the main obstacles to digital migration in Uganda? How will this technical process affect citizens and what are their main concerns? APCNews talked to Moses Owiny, from our member WOUGNET, about the challenges and opportunities the country is currently facing.

Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting
Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting 27 February 2014

APC’s efforts to ensure affordable and equitable internet access focus significantly on radio spectrum. While use of wireless internet, particularly through mobile devices, is growing exponentially in the developing world, access to reliable and affordable broadband continues to be a challenge, especially for remote and rural locations. Open, development-oriented spectrum management has great...

TV white spaces: A pragmatic approach
TV white spaces: A pragmatic approach 13 February 2014

TV white spaces allow the use of unlicensed spectrum to provide connectivity solutions to traditionally unserved areas, especially rural and remote communities. This book explores this innovative approach to spectrum both the policy, regulatory and technological perspective. APC access specialist Mike Jensen wrote a chapter on “The role of TV white Spaces and dynamic spectrum in helping to im...

Digital migration workshop in Uganda
Digital migration workshop in Uganda 13 February 2014

WOUGNET, in partnership with the Uganda Communications Commission and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), conducted a digital migration workshop in Uganda held at Colline Hotel Mukono on the 6th of February 2014.The purpose of the national workshop was to create awareness and share information on digital migration, discuss the d

Côte d'Ivoire starts its transition to digital migration
Côte d'Ivoire starts its transition to digital migration 05 February 2014

African countries are migrating from traditional to digital broadcasting, and APC is currently coordinating a project aimed at involving civil society in the process. Côte d’Ivoire is one of the focal countries of the initiative, and APCNews interviewed the national coordinator for the project, Nnenna Nwakanma.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and copyright: Open letter to governments
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and copyright: Open letter to governments 20 November 2013

APC, as a member of the Fair Deal coalition, joins other civil society organisations in their demand for a development-oriented approach to the copyright provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) agreement, an agreement that is being secretly negotiated by countries representing more than 40% of the world’s GDP.

Freedom of expression in Sudan: Interview with Dalia Haj-Omar
Freedom of expression in Sudan: Interview with Dalia Haj-Omar 14 November 2013

APCNews talked to Dalia Haj-Omar, a Sudanese human rights activist, about the recent internet blackout in Sudan, the implications for freedom of expression and association, and the role of the international community.