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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 improve internet access in Africa and other developing regions”, and other APC members parti...

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.

APC at the West African IGF in Cote d'Ivoire
APC at the West African IGF in Cote d'Ivoire 16 September 2013

Held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 3-5 July 2013, the sixth West African Internet Governance Forum was attended by African and international organisations and businesses in addition to delegates from West African countries. Deliberations highlighted access, the dot Africa prospects for internet development in Africa and cybersecurity issues.

2013 IFLA Trend Report
2013 IFLA Trend Report 10 September 2013

The IFLA Trend Report is a collection of resources to explain how libraries fit into a changing society. The 2013 report includes the starter resource “Riding the Waves or Caught in the Tide?” APC’s Anriette Esterhuysen contributed to the report in a section titled “The vulnerability of new technologies to over-regulation.”

Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE)
Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) 30 July 2013

Where Free and Open Source Software is a way of life, SPACE is an organisation formed and nurtured by a team of professionals and social activists from across Kerala who share the dream of freedom of knowledge. Freedom of knowledge is interrelated to freedoms in other spheres of activities and is fundamental to human development. The objective of SPACE is to promote the use of Free and Open Sou...

Derechos Digitales
Derechos Digitales 30 July 2013

NGO Derechos Digitales is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization, which mission is to defend and promote human rights in the digital environment. Its main working topics include Freedom of Expression, Access to Knowledge, Transparency and Democracy, Privacy and Personal Data Protection.

Mike Jensen joins APC's policy programme
Mike Jensen joins APC's policy programme 18 June 2013

Originally from South Africa and now living in rural Bahia, the newest staff member of APC’s policy programme has actually been a part of APC since before the network was officially formed.

Television White Spaces Spectrum in Africa: The Story So Far in 2013
Television White Spaces Spectrum in Africa: The Story So Far in 2013 06 June 2013

Steve Song’s blog post on the forum co-organised by APC, Google and Microsoft, which took place in May in Dakar, Senegal. Last week I attended an event in Dakar entitled the TV White Spaces Africa Forum 2013.