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PRESS RELEASE: Improve participation, planning and allocation: APC's comments to the South African national broadband policy

JOHANNESBURG 22 May 2013 (AL for APCNews)

In April 2013, the South African government published their proposal for a national broadband policy with the aim of ensuring “universal service and access to reliable, affordable and secure broadband services by all citizens prioritising, rural and under-serviced areas.” These are the comments officially submitted by APC.

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Improve participation, planning and allocation: APC's comments to the South African national broadband policy

22 May 2013
JOHANNESBURG 22 May 2013 () -

In April 2013, the South African government published their proposal for a national broadband policy with the aim of ensuring “universal service and access to reliable, affordable and secure broadband services by all citizens prioritising, rural and under-serviced areas.” The document was open for comments and the Association for Progressive Communications, based on the experience of its South Afr

FIRE Awards deadline extended due to great public interest

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Due to immense interest in the FIRE Programme Awards 2013, we are extending the deadline, again. We don‘’t want you to miss out, so here is your last opportunity to apply for the awards.

The deadline for submission is now 31 May 2013! That gives you more time to apply.

APC trains participants in internet rights policy at the Hivos workshop “IG in the MENA Region”

2 May 2013 (Mawaki Chango for APCNews)

At a workshop on internet governance in the MENA region, held from 16 to 19 March 2013 in Tunis, APC presented “IG and Policy: Anchoring and Safeguarding internet Openness in the Middle East and North Africa,” a workshop on civil society engagement in IG and public policy.

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Alternatives organises activities at the 2013 World Social Forum

Montreal

APC member Alternatives helped organise a delegation of 200 people from Quebec to attend the 2013 World Social Forum in Tunis, where the Arab Spring movement was born, from 26 – 30 March 2013.

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Nigeria

By Fantsuam, Paradigm Initiative (March 2013, APC )
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Using open spectrum in Africa to improve access with wireless broadband

5 March 2013 (BBC News)

At an event hosted by APC, WAPA and Google Africa in October 2011, government officials, regulators, and industry leaders gathered to discuss the benefits of TV white spaces (TVWS). In a recent piece on this emerging issue, “TV’s white spaces connecting rural Africa” BBC News highlights outcomes from the spectrum workshop and potential unprecedented impacts on access.

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Intermediary liability in South Africa

By Alex Comninos (October 2012, APC )

This paper looks at the role of internet intermediaries in South Africa as well as their limitations on enabling communication and facilitating information flows and the recently placed policy focus on internet intermediaries.

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Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Cameroon

By Protege QV (December 2012, APC )
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