ICT policy

ICT in the Election Manifesto for the 9th National Parliamentary Election 2008 of major Political Parties in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Commitment related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the election manifesto for the 9th National Parliamentary Election 2008 of major political parties in Bangladesh


New Delhi, India

The Government of India (GOI) is planning to introduce in Parliament this month changes to the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act, 2000).

APC member RITS at the IGF opening panel: focus on an open and inclusive internet

HYDERABAD 3 December 2008 (Graciela Seilamen for RITS)

“Throughout history, humanity has been able to challenge the most rigid power structures with its creativity and with the urge for freedom that is inherent to the human spirit. This has brought us here – we’re a result of human hope, solidarity and tenacity. We’re here to discuss internet Governance structures and policies and, in this third meeting of the IGF, we must move forward, building upon the relevant work that has been done by this forum so far,” explained APC member RITS’ Graciela Selaimen at the opening ceremony of this year’s IGF in Hyderabad on December 3rd. As a part of the inaugural panel discussion, Graciela stressed that the IGF can also be a space for deliberation and participative decision-making.

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Watchdog report tackles the issue of unequal access to the internet and the information society in 2008

JOHANNESBURG 2 December 2008 (Alan Finlay for APCNews)

GISW 2008GISW 2008How do we ensure access to the internet is a human right enjoyed by everyone? This is one of the critical questions asked by an annual publication that highlights the importance of people’s access to information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure – and where and how countries are getting it right or wrong, and what can be done about it.

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Advocacy and civil participation in the eLAC process analysis

By ITeM (September 2008, APC )
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Corporate Law in India and E-Governance


A very crucial question that has been recently raised by a reporter goes like this “Is National E-Governance Services Delivery Gateway Part of E-Governance?”.

Can Public Initiatives Fill The Governmental Policy Vacuum?

New Delhi, India

Policies making and their implementation is a governmental task. There is always a big gap between the desired policies and actual policies that are in existence.

New West African alliance to make internet more accessible names president

GOREE ISLAND 16 July 2008 (FD for APCNews)

Sylvie SyiamSylvie SyiamThe president of the Cameroonian non profit organisation and APC-member PROTEGE QV, Sylvie Siyam Siwe, was elected president of the GOREeTIC on Friday June 20 2008 in Senegal. She was unanimously voted in as the first president of the GOREeTIC nework – a newly created group of journalists, activists and ICT4D advocates who intend to make internet policy reform a top priority.

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