ICT policy

Digital broadcast transitioning: The benefits – and the obstacles

CALGARY 5 September 2011 (LC for APCNews)

Africa has committed to move to digital broadcasting by June 2015. In West Africa, very few countries have begun the migration. Rife with challenges, the process is daunting to most, with the benefits largely unclear. A new paper from APC and Balancing Act investigates.

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Digital TV in West Africa: Who's taking the plunge and how?

CALGARY 31 August 2011 (LC for APCNews)

Of West Africa’s sixteen countries, only a handful have committed in earnest to the move to digital broadcasting – though all African states have signed up to undertake the migration by June 2015. New research from APC with Balancing Act gives an overview of the state of the transition and recommendations for countries.

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London Riots: Social media does not cause social problems say APC and GreenNet

JOHANNESBURG AND LONDON 15 August 2011 (APC/GreenNet for APCNews)

Following last week’s riots, British PM David Cameron said that his government is considering a crackdown on online communications. However he forgets that the same websites and phone networks were also used to locate friends and plan safe exits from trouble-spots. APC and GreenNet issue a statement.

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TV white space spectrum workshop looks at Kenya and South Africa

JOHANNESBURG 10 August 2011 (APC for APCNews)

Unused TV white spaces could be the way to get highspeed wireless internet to millions living outside major African cities. Manufacturers are gearing up for mass production of white space devices and now is the time to act. APC and partners are coordinating an important workshop for govt officials, regulators and professionals in October.

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Dear Librarian in Denver: Why are you filtering the internet?

ROSARIO 1 August 2011 (Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org)

Controlling what users can and can’t see on computers using filtering software is standard in US libraries. APC questions the Denver Public Library on their filtering policy and practices in a fictional exchange that tackles very real questions of freedom of information.

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Launching of FRIDA AWARD 2011

Montevideo

The FRIDA/IGF2011 award is supported by the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry (LACNIC), the International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the Internet Society (ISOC).

This award seeks to recognize those projects and initiatives that contribute significantly

¿De dónde viene tu lap top?- test

19 July 2011 (APCNews)

Usamos la lap top todos los días gran cantidad de horas, para trabajar, hablar con amigos, buscar y compartir información.

Show your support for internet rights

APC is calling on governments to follow up on their recent commitments to freedom of expression.

European Court of Human Rights: Case law

MONTEVIDEO

The European Court of Human Rights publishes factsheets on its case law, organized by theme. Each case has a short introduction and is linked to the decision.

APC expresses concern over OECD Communique on principles for internet policy-making

JOHANNESBURG 1 July 2011 (APC for APC)

“Anyone involved in the development of the internet over the last twenty years knows that transgression has probably been a far greater driver of innovation than IP protection,” says APC in a statement which points to “positive signs” coming out of the recent OECD meeting but questions the take on intellectual property as well as internet intermediaries’ responsibility for policing the net.

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