ICT policy

New website helps transition to digital broadcasting in West Africa

4 April 2011
JOHANNESBURG 4 April 2011 (APC) -

African countries have committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. It will be a costly process and it is not clear who will benefit — or where the resources needed to make the transition will come from.

Highlights from APC's contribution to implementation of WSIS goals

By APC (March 2011, APC )

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was a major UN conference on information and communication technologies (ICTs) that took place in Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005. These are highlights of APC’s contribution to implementation of WSIS goals. It provides an overview of our work during the last five years.

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APCNews 138 – Spectrum in Brazil, Wikileaks – 28/3/11

APCNews 138 – Spectrum in Brazil, Wikileaks – 28/3/11


APCNews – March 28 2011 – Year XI Issue 138
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development


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Impact 2.0 iGuide: New mechanisms for linking research and policy

By Cheekay Cinco, Bruce Girard and Karel Novotný (March 2011, APC/Fundación Comunica )

The manual guides researchers in finding the appropriate tools through identifying their specific communication needs and strategies. Its structure follows the “context, evidence, links” framework developed by the Research and Policy in Development Programme (RAPID) of the Overseas Development Institute for linking research and policy.

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New online guide for using Web 2.0 tools to link research and policy

MONTEVIDEO 15 March 2011 (KN for APCNews)

Fundación Comunica and APC have launched the Impact 2.0 iGuide: New mechanisms for linking research and policy, a guide designed to help researchers identify the right Web 2.0 tools for establishing links with policy makers, for building their online presence and credibility and for effectively communicating their research.

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New mechanisms for linking research & policy – Initial workshop

Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica
Date and time: 
Feb 22 2011 - 9:00am - Feb 23 2011 - 6:00pm

Thirty people, including participants, resource people and expert trainers, will participate in a two-day workshop in Kingston, Jamaica 22-23 February 2011.

Open spectrum for development: South Africa case study

By Steve Song (February 2011, APC )

Prior to 1994, spectrum in South Africa was managed by the state body responsible for its implementation. Thus broadcast spectrum was managed by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and telecommunications spectrum managed by the state telecommunications provider, Telkom. This was generally uncontentious because, prior to the rise of mobile telecommunications and wireless broadband, the availability of spectrum significantly exceeded its demand.

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