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Latin American civil society experts discuss media concentration and digital convergence in Montevideo
Latin American civil society experts discuss media concentration and digital convergence in Montevideo 04 February 2016

Thirty civil society experts from eight Latin American countries are gathering in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss media concentration and identify the policy and regulatory strategies needed to strengthen media plurality in this new environment.

Ecuador's new Communications Law: Progress on access and spectrum allocation, but a reverse for freedom of expression
Ecuador's new Communications Law: Progress on access and spectrum allocation, but a reverse for freedom of expression 27 June 2013

Ecuador has approved a communications law that recognises the right of universal access to information and communication technologies (ICT) and fairly apportions the frequency spectrum; on the other hand, it poses a threat to freedom of expression.

LACNIC honours ten Latin American and Caribbean internet leaders
LACNIC honours ten Latin American and Caribbean internet leaders 30 October 2012

To celebrate LACNIC’s tenth anniversary, the region’s internet authority highlighted “internet leaders” that have contributed to the information society in Latin America. Among the awarded are APC’s Valeria Betancourt and Edmundo Vitale of EsLaRed, APC’s member in Venezuela.

New guidebook helps tech users develop more environmentally friendly practices
New guidebook helps tech users develop more environmentally friendly practices 26 August 2012

APC has recently published a new guide for the everyday computer user on how to make more ecological choices when using technology.

Impact 2.0: New research on the use of web 2.0 for development
Impact 2.0: New research on the use of web 2.0 for development 15 August 2012

New research in suggests that web 2.0 and online social networking were most used to connect research and policy in public awareness campaigns. Coordinated by Fundación Comunica, and supported by APC and IDRC, the book looks at twelve projects in Latin America.

Nancy Hafkin: 30 years of building Africa's networks
Nancy Hafkin: 30 years of building Africa's networks 14 June 2012

After more than 30 years of working to promote information and communications technology in Africa, Nancy Hafkin was inducted into the Internet Wall of Fame. In an interview with APCNews, she shares the history of her work and that of communications technology in Africa, her interest in Africa, obstacles and achievements.

Open spectrum in Ecuador: The debate must extend beyond the circle of experts
Open spectrum in Ecuador: The debate must extend beyond the circle of experts 21 March 2012

Lack of knowledge about the ways that policies relating to the spectrum affect people’s lives is one of the primary obstacles for the participation of civil society in the regulatory debate. Marco Navas Alvear promotes solutions for this problem in this interview by APC as part of the “Open spectrum for development” project.

Debate over spectrum in Argentina: “A defining push is needed to get past the debate stage”
Debate over spectrum in Argentina: “A defining push is needed to get past the debate stage” 21 March 2012

Although in Argentina a debate does exist on the spectrum, it prioritises aspects related to broadcasting and obscures those related to telecommunications. Florencia Roveri and Flavia Fascendini of Nodo Tau clarify this issue in this interview conducted as part of the “Open spectrum for development” project.

Open spectrum in Peru: Capitalising on an opportunity to democratise access to the internet
Open spectrum in Peru: Capitalising on an opportunity to democratise access to the internet 21 March 2012

In an interview with APC, Maicu Alvarado and Gabriela Perona of CEPES share experiences of using the spectrum with a positive social impact and offer guidelines for thinking collectively about policies for managing the spectrum that aim for more than simply economic growth.

Spectrum management in Venezuela lacks clear policy objectives
Spectrum management in Venezuela lacks clear policy objectives 21 March 2012

In Venezuela, community uses of the spectrum are privileged at the cost of generating uncertainty in the private sector. This discourages major investments in telecommunications and a wider discussion of the subject, according to Sandra Benítez and Ermanno Pietrosemoli of EsLaRed in this interview with APC.