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Mike Jensen joins APC's policy programme

MONTREAL 18 June 2013 (MK for APCNews)

Originally from South Africa and now living in rural Bahia, the newest staff member of APC’s policy programme has actually been a part of APC since before the network was officially formed.

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Television White Spaces Spectrum in Africa: The Story So Far in 2013

Steve Song’s blog post on the forum co-organised by APC, Google and Microsoft, which took place in May in Dakar, Senegal.

Last week I attended an event in Dakar entitled the TV White Spaces Africa Forum 2013.

PRESS RELEASE: New wireless technologies allow internet and broadcasting to coexist on airwaves

DAKAR 6 June 2013 (MJ for APCNews)

Unused radio spectrum, known was TV white space, can provide a low-cost solution for providing internet access to people living in remote and rural areas in Africa. APC along with other ICT policy makers and experts from 35 countries gathered together in Dakar to discuss this new approach to connectivity.

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New wireless technologies allow internet and broadcasting to coexist on airwaves

6 June 2013
DAKAR 6 June 2013 (APCNews) -

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ICT policy makers and experts from 35 countries heard here last week that TV broadcasting and broadband can share the same radio spectrum to help address Africa’s connectivity problems.

Call for applications to participate in the First African School on Internet Governance in Durban

JOHANNESBURG 3 June 2013 (APCNews)


The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency–e-Africa Programme are pleased to announce the call for applications for the first African School on Internet Governance to be held in Durban, South Africa, from 10-12 July 2013.

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Event: TV white spaces Africa forum

DAKAR 30 May 2013 (AL for APCNews)

From May 30-31st community wireless activists, regulators, and business are gathered in Dakar, Senegal, discussing the potential TV spectrum that can potentially be used locally in Africa, in an event co-organized by APC. Follow the discussion on Twitter #tvwsAfrica

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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
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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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