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Practical Guide for Digital Switchover (DSO) in Cameroon

By Lishan Adam, Mike Jensen, Steve Song, Russell Southwood (APC and Balancing Act) (March 2013, APC )

This guide was produced to help with the process of changing the underlying radio broadcast technology from the outdated analogue system to a system based on equipment capable of transmitting and receiving digital signals. It is aimed at groups and individuals implementing the DSO, including policy makers, regulators, telecommunications operators and service providers, and broadcasters and media professionals.

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APC at the West African IGF in Cote d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 3-5 July 2013, the sixth West African Internet Governance Forum was attended by African and international organisations and businesses in addition to delegates from West African countries. Deliberations highlighted access, the dot Africa prospects for internet development in Africa and cybersecurity issues.

Google Big Tent Johannesburg

Johannesburg

“The internet is the industrial revolution of our generation,” said Justin Stanford, Co-founder and CEO, 4Di Group at Big Tent Johannesburg on September 5 2013.

Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria and APC raise awareness in Nigeria on internet intermediary liability

ABUJA 5 September 2013 (Maureen Nwobodo for APCNews)

With the recent plans of the Nigerian legislature to introduce liability to internet intermediaries in the country, there is a strong need to create awareness amongst its citizens. To shed light on this matter, Maureen Nwobodo, APC’s Google Policy Fellow, interviews Mr. Gbenga Sesan, the Executive Director Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria (PIN).

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Internet Intermediary Liability in Nigeria: New legislation threatens internet freedom

26 August 2013 (Maureen Nwobodo for APCNews)

Maureen Nwobodo, a Google policy fellow supporting APC’s work on intermediary liabilities from Nigeria, analyses how new legislation is using the private sector to police the flow of information online.

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Call for Participation: Online Training Programme on Internet Governance and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

17 July 2013 (igmena.org)

Deadline for applications for the IGMENA online training programme is next Monday, 22 July 2013. All public and private sector employees as well as bloggers, journalists, human rights activists, scholars, researchers and students interested in internet governance in the Middle East and North Africa should apply!

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Days two and three of the African school on internet governance

DURBAN

After three days of hard work, AfriSIG officially ended last Friday. Participants, certificate in pocket, are getting ready to get back to their countries and translate the ever changing and evolving world of internet governance into a language meaningful to their constituencies: colleagues at the parliament or regulatory agency, media organisations, academic centres, NGOs.

First African School on internet governance yields 35 graduates

JOHANNESBURG 16 July 2013 (APC for APCNews)

Participants from more than fifteen African countries successfully completed a three-day training event organised the NEPAD Agency’s e-Africa Programme and APC.

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