ICT for development

Letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10)

By APC (June 2015, APC )


The goal of people-centred information societies can only be achieved through constant adherence to the principle of inclusive participation. This is why meaningful participation of all stakeholders is so important in the ten-year review and in furthering the WSIS vision beyond 2015.

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Policy submission: Alternatives for Affordable Communications in rural South Africa

By Various (September 2016, The Association for Progressive Communications, Research ICT Africa, the Freedom of Expression Institute of South Africa, Media Monitoring Africa, the Right To Know Campaign, the Internet Society (Gauteng Chapter), the Soweto Wireless User Group and Zenzeleni Networks )
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Inside the Information Society: Where is our relationship with mobiles going?

London [19 September 2016]

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about our changing relationship with mobile phones.

The way people use mobiles and other ICT devices is the most dramatic change in life and lifestyle in my lifetime.

Inside the Information Society - Building capacities... or building capabilities?

London [12 September 2016]

Moderating the session on capacity building for Internet governance at the ITU symposiumModerating the session on capacity building for Internet governance at the ITU symposium

*_Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

Inside the Information Society: What about the workers?

London [6 September 2016]

From: Women Working In Industry, Department of Labor. Women's Bureau. (Flickr Commons)From: Women Working In Industry, Department of Labor. Women’s Bureau. (Flickr Commons) *_David Souter’s weekly blog for APC about the Information Society returns today from its summer/winter break.

Inside the Information Society: Connecting ICTs to economic, social and cultural rights

London [4 July 2016]

*_Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

The problem with “development” – linking infrastructure to content indicators

Geneva

Responding to reports by the special rapporteurs on migrants and extreme poverty at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, the government of Botswana had something interesting to say. It sai

How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case

16 May 2016 (Andrew Rens)

As part of our research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet, scholar Andrew Rens has produced a paper that focuses on the role of the internet in providing educational resources in South Africa.

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Case study: The right to education and the internet in South Africa

By Andrew Rens (May 2016, APC )

Source: UNICEF South AfricaSource: UNICEF South Africa

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Inside the Information Society: After WSIS – Looking back or looking forwards?

London [23 May 2016]

*_David Souter comments each week on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

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