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Privatisation on its own can be dangerous, workshop told

JOHANNESBURG 29 July 2008 (Alan Finlay for APCNews)

Privatisation without regulation does not necessarily improve service delivery, and may even decrease access to information and communication technology for the poor. This is the view of US-based academic and ICT policy analyst Robert Horwitz, who was speaking at a one-week research workshop held in Johannesburg in July 2008. Horwitz is no newcomer to South Africa, or to the politics behind antennas, cables and wires.

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Policies for equitable access

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Tools and technologies for equitable access

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Capacity building for equitable access

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Business models for equitable access

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Equitable access: Papers and commentaries

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Universal access to networks also was mentioned as key by Anriette Esterhuysen of the Association for Progressive Communication (APC).

A new network advocating communication strategies is created in Gorée

20 June 2008
GOREE ISLAND 20 June 2008 (APC) -

The GOREe-TIC network was officially created Friday June 20th during the last day of a workshop covering the use and politics of ICT at the Gorée Institute.

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