Africa

Digital TV in West Africa: Who's taking the plunge and how?

CALGARY 31 August 2011 (LC for APCNews)

Of West Africa’s sixteen countries, only a handful have committed in earnest to the move to digital broadcasting – though all African states have signed up to undertake the migration by June 2015. New research from APC with Balancing Act gives an overview of the state of the transition and recommendations for countries.

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Southern African Internet Governance Forum Issue Papers

By Alex Comninos (August 2011, APC and SANGONeT )
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Dot.Africa? First Southern African IGF starts Sept 1

JOHANNESBURG 26 August 2011 (APC for APCNews)

On September 1-3 the first ever Southern African Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Johannesburg in preparation for the global UN internet forum to be held in Kenya.

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APC member wins $1 million award for work in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

SEATTLE 17 August 2011 (Gates Foundation)

APC member in Kenya, the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), which provides knowledge and information through a variety of innovative channels in remote communities throughout Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania has received the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2011 Access to Learning Award.

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TV white space spectrum workshop looks at Kenya and South Africa

JOHANNESBURG 10 August 2011 (APC for APCNews)

Unused TV white spaces could be the way to get highspeed wireless internet to millions living outside major African cities. Manufacturers are gearing up for mass production of white space devices and now is the time to act. APC and partners are coordinating an important workshop for govt officials, regulators and professionals in October.

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International Software Freedom Day picks APC member in Cameroon as winner

YAOUNDÉ 22 July 2011 (Avis Momeni for PROTEGE QV)

APC member PROTEGE QV in Cameroon has been participating in local Software Freedom days for years. This year, it is the African winner of the 2010 International Software Freedom Day.

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APC and IDRC host climate change, ICT and water workshop

MONTEVIDEO 30 June 2011 (APC for APCNews)

APC and Canadian development agency IDRC are hosting this four-day workshop with expert participants from around the world in Johannesburg on July 7-10. This is a new strategic area for the IDRC to support applied policy-relevant research to help people adapt to the water-related impacts of climate change.

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First rural development in Africa conference in November

JOHANNESBURG 28 June 2011 (KAH for APC)

ICT4RD 2011 is the first African conference to apply ICT and practices to rural development taking place in Johannesburg on November 1-3. Organised by APC member SANGONeT, the deadline for proposals is July 29.

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"Gay Girl in Damascus" needs to Man Up, says APC

MONTEVIDEO 27 June 2011 (APC for APC)

Tom MacMaster’s masquerading as blogger activist “Gay Girl in Damascus” was harmful, say APC in a statement, and endangers the right to use the internet anonymously.

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Ugandan MDG3 partner WOUGNET produces radio jingles on VAW and ICTs

UGANDA

Over the last two years Women of Uganda Network has explored the use of various ICTs media including social media like Facebook, Twitter, Care2 petitionsite; SMS; websites among others to strengthen the fight against VAW.

As part of APC’s initiative “MDG3: Take Back the Tech!

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