Africa

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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Digital Migration in Ghana: Multi-stakeholder Workshop

Date and time: 
Jun 30 2011 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

African countries are committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. Africa’s digital transition in broadcasting has the potential to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on TV and to increase the number of people who will be able to watch it.

Ugandan MDG3 partner WOUGNET produces radio jingles on VAW and ICTs

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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!

APC: "Gay Girl in Damascus" needs to Man Up

16 June 2011
MONTEVIDEO 16 June 2011 (APC) -

The recent revelation that the Syrian blogger activist “Gay Girl in Damascus” was actually “Straight American Man in Scotland” Tom MacMaster sent ripples through international media circles and left deep scars in the LGBTI community.

But why is this hoax so potentially harmful?

It comes down to identity and rights.

Digital Migration in Nigeria: Media Briefing and Workshop

Date and time: 
Jun 27 2011 - 8:00am - Jun 28 2011 - 6:00pm

Media Briefing (June 27)

African countries are committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. Africa’s digital transition in broadcasting has the potential to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on TV and to increase the number of people who will be able to watch it.

Digital Migration in Senegal: Media Briefing and Workshop

Date and time: 
Jun 29 2011 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Media Briefing

African countries are committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. Africa’s digital transition in broadcasting has the potential to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on TV and to increase the number of people who will be able to watch it.

New research on digital migration in West Africa offers solutions

MONTEVIDEO 13 June 2011 (APC for APCNews)

African countries committed to migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting by 2015 – but migration won’t be easy or cheap. Findings provide the data and tools for broadcasters and regulators to make informed decisions.

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Digital Broadcast Migration in West Africa: Collected research

By APC (June 2011, APC )
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Egypt: Court fines Mubarak and Vodafone for communications blackouts

MONTEVIDEO 2 June 2011 (APC for APCNews)

APC welcomes the recent ruling of an Egyptian court that fined former president Mubarak and two of his aides $90 million for cutting internet and cell phones communications during the Egyptian revolution earlier this year.

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