Africa

Day one of the African school on internet governance

DURBAN

Thirty-five people from all over Africa are gathered in Durban for three days to study internet governance and why they need to be involved in it.

AfriSIG 2013: 10-12 July, Durban, South Africa

JOHANNESBURG 9 July 2013 (AG for APCNews)

The APC and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency–e-Africa Programme are proud to present the first African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) to be held in Durban, South Africa, from 10-12 July 2013.

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APC at the West Africa IGF

5 July 2013 (APCNews)

From July 3-5, activists, academics, government and private sector representatives are gathered together at the sixth WAIFG in Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire. APC is presenting its work on TV White Spaces and innovative use of spectrum. Follow it on Twitter: #WAIGF

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Mike Jensen joins APC's policy programme

MONTREAL 18 June 2013 (Mallory Knodel 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) -

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

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