Research

Réforme des télécommunications: Cas du Cameroun

By Sylvie SIYAM, Serge KUATE, Serge DAHO, (February 2010, APC )

Le processus de restructuration du secteur des télécommunications au Cameroun a démarré en juin 1995 avec l’admission de ce secteur au programme de privatisation. Il s’est traduit par la mise sur pied d’un cadre juridique et institutionnel permettant d’assurer le désengagement de l’État de certains segments et l’ouverture du secteur à l’initiative privée. Ce qui a permis l’entrée dans le secteur de nombreux opérateurs publics et privés. Par contre certains opérateurs, des prix inabordables ont aussi fait surgir des opérateurs informels.

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Planting the Knowledge Seed: Adapting to climate change using ICTs

By Patrick Kalas and Alan Finlay (September 2009, BCO )

Studies reveal that the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) makes up 2% of all global emissions – the same amount as the airline industry. By 2012, 4.5 billion people will have access to a mobile phone – the majority will be those live on less than USD 2 a day and be the most likely to be affected by climate change. Planting the Knowledge Seed – Adapting to climate change using ICTs a publication from the Building Communication Opportunities alliance, explores the practical linkages between climate change, access to and sharing of information and knowledge and communication for development

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Consultation to explore building a transnational advocacy network of networks on public policy related to internet governance

By APC (October 2008, APC )

APC convened a small consultation on 15 September 2008 in Geneva to explore how best civil society networks can be more effective in ensuring openness, human rights and transparent and accountable governance in the information society sphere.

The objectives of the meeting were to:

  • establish and concretise an initial partnership with key existing strategic partners;
  • establish what the key public ‘information society’ policy issues and spaces are perceived to be;
  • discuss the parameters of building a transnational global advocacy network on information society policy issues
  • begin to map what elements would bring the various disparate thematic networks together in such a network
  • identify additional potential partners in important thematic sectors
  • identify short term priorities and activities

Twelve participants representing seven organisations active in internet governance, media policy and reform, ICTD (information and communication technology for development), digital rights (civil liberties and human rights), and access to knowledge attended the meeting . While participation lacked sufficient diversity we did manage to bring people together from Asia, Africa, Latin America, North American and Europe, and from a variety of thematic work areas.

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Open Spectrum For Development: Kenya Case Study

By Muriuki Mureithi PhD (December 2010, APC )
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EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Literature Review

By Manjima Bhattacharjya and Maya Indira Ganesh (January 2009, APC WNSP )
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Paper 2 (05/2009): Mapping the information and participation practice of internet governance entities

By David Souter (October 2009, APC/CofE/UNECE )

This discussion paper has been prepared for the Council of Europe, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as part of their work to explore the scope for guidelines and best practice in information and participation in internet governance.

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