Africa

Multimedia resource kit presented to radio broadcasters

YAOUNDÉ 26 March 2008 (Olga Balbine for PROTEGE QV)

PROTEGE QV, APC’s Cameroun civil society group, released a multimedia kit late last year. Accompanied by full training of radio broadasters, this tool is meant to provide the general public and professionals with the means to exploit and use technology to create micro enterprises. Called the MMRK is increasingly being recognised as flexible tool which can be used in a variety of contetx, including rural.

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Citizen journalism in Africa project

Johannesburg, South Africa

SANGONeT and Hivos are collaborating on a project aimed at developing citizen journalism in Africa, with a specific focus on South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique.

Net Gains: African Women Take Stock of Information and Communication Technologies

By Colleen Lowe Morna and Zohra Khan (June 2000, APC-Africa-Women/FEMNET )
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IDLELO3

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Dakar
Date and time: 
Mar 16 2008 (All day) - Mar 20 2008 (All day)

The theme for the Idlelo 3 Conference is: “Making the Knowledge Economy Work for Africa”.

South Africa - APC supports national regulator against monopoly

7 March 2008
JOHANNESBURG 7 March 2008 () -

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), an international non-profit actor on internet access worldwide, has stated its whole-hearted support of the Independent Communications Authority o

APC statement - ICASA hearings on draft essential facilities regulations

JOHANNESBURG 7 March 2008 (APCNews)

The APC stated its whole-hearted support of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) for the drafting of regulations prescribing a list of essential facilities for electronic communications which will create conditions of open access on a non-discriminatory basis to undersea-based submarine cables. APC also called on ICASA to take immediate action to counter anti-competitive behaviour of Telkom, the dominant fixed line operator. Read the full statement.

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Media Piracy workshop

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Date and time: 
Jan 23 2008 (All day)

Harambee Workshop

Location: 
Protea Hotel
Date and time: 
Jan 14 2008 (All day) - Jan 17 2008 (All day)

Reinforcing African voices through collaborative processes.

Software: free West Africa?

OUAGADOUGOU 28 February 2008 (Ramata Soré)

The use of free software in West Africa would represent an opportunity to reduce the digital divide with the South. In this region, the low level of free software production goes hand in hand with marginal usage. Free software is present in certain businesses, in education, etc. but there is mistrust, as a result of the fact that free software is developed rapidly and is proliferating. It causes fear because there is a belief that “whatever is free is not of good quality”. IDLELO3, a panafrican conference on free software, will look at these questions and beliefs from March 16 to 20 2008 in Dakar, Senegal.

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