ICT policy

EROTICS: Exploratory research on sexuality and the internet (executive summary)

By Jac sm Kee et al (February 2011, APC )

By limiting access to internet, claiming to avoid obscenity and preserve gender and sexual norms, governments are actually preventing communities from exercising their rights and freedoms. The growing practice of regulation may have an impact in how people learn about sexuality and express it – especially the most affected by regulation, women and people of diverse sexualities. APC’S EROTICS conducted research in five countries: Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa and the United States. The EROTICS issue paper contains executive summaries for each country as well as an incisive introduction by EROTICS coordinator, Jac sm Kee.

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APCNews 136 – I Don't Forward Violence, Spectrum in India, S Africa – 28/2/11

APCNews 136 – I Don’t Forward Violence, Spectrum in India, S Africa – 28/2/11

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APCNews – February 28 2011 – Year XI Issue 136
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Every thirty months the amount of informat

New report on climate change as a strategic priority for ICT4D organisations

Manchester

The recent literature review of information and communications technologies(ICTs), climate change and development by Angelica Ospina and Richard Heeks points to a clear role for civil society organisations at many levels of climate change response, including advocacy, information dissemination, helping local communities adapt, and providing a voice for affected people.

APCNews 135 – Anti-VAW in Pakistan, Egypt, Africa broadband– 14/2/11

APCNews 135 – Anti-VAW in Pakistan, Egypt, Africa broadband– 14/2/11

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APCNews – February 14 2011 – Year XI Issue 135
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UN Women, led by ex-Chilean prime minister Michelle

Open spectrum for development: India case study

By Shyam Ponapa, Centre for Internet and Society (January 2011, APC )

Spectrum management and regulation is the collective responsibility of more than one body in India. There are different bodies handling spectrum licensing, regulation, pricing, and the levy of penalties; some bodies have only an advisory role.

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APCNews 134 – Open spectrum for development, Kenya, Nigeria – 24/1/11

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APCNews – January 24 2011 – Year XI Issue 134
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Whether we realise it or not, spectrum frequencies are what facilitate many of our day-to-day activities – watching TV, listen

A national cyber-strategy for Congo, which integrates women

PUERTO GALERA 4 January 2011 (LC for APCNews)

While the APC’s CICEWA research and advocacy —a project that aims to advocate for universal access and telecommunications reform in Central, East and West Africa, “our work has just begun,” says Sylvie Niombo a women and tech activist in the Congo. As part of CICEWA her small NGO has carried out research and advocacy within the scope of the CICEWA project, and managed to highlight the importance of involving women in the development of national ICT policy in the country. By using GEM, the APC Gender Evaluation Methodology, the research team was able to identify gaps in current policy and bring forward an action plan for decision-makers in the country to consider. APCNews talks to Sylvie Niombo.

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