Digital inclusion

Piracy, FLOSS, peer production, new models, innovation... a voice at the IGF
Piracy, FLOSS, peer production, new models, innovation... a voice at the IGF 01 November 2006 APC

Of all the many bytes emerging out of Athens and the IGF, this one made the most sense to me: Piracy creates jobs, but [Free Software and] Open Source and Open Standards create opportunity, create entrepreneurs. And I think that’s the challenge for the IGF as well, how to look at it is a public interest forum, the Internet is a public space, and how can we facilitate maximum sharing, maximum creativity, peer production, new models, innovation.

IGF... who's saying what
IGF... who's saying what 28 October 2006 APC

Everyone talks, but no-one listens…. Spam, multilingualism, cybercrime, cybersecurity, privacy and data protection, freedom of expression, human rights, interconnection …. The Internet is one of the most powerful inventions of the digital age…. Given the huge impact of the Internet on our daily lives, states must remain the ultimate guarantors of our Internet rights and freedoms,… Reporters Without Borders will be at the Internet Governance Forum in Athens to remind p...

Open spectrum, same struggle for open access?
Open spectrum, same struggle for open access? 27 October 2006 APC

Interestingly enough, being present at the first Communication for Development (C4D, in NGO slang) conference in Rome gives me some insights for the upcoming Internet Governance Forum, a space where the future is supposed to be discussed.

The IGF in figures...
The IGF in figures... 26 October 2006 APC

PressZoom which describes itself as the “global news service and press release distribution” network, has these figures about the Internet Governance Forum, which begins in Athens, Greece from October 30. Participants: 1200. Main sessions: eight (focussing on the Internet’s openness, security, diversity and access). Workshops: 30 (held in parallel to the main sessions, focusing ...

Getting set... for the launch of the IGF
Getting set... for the launch of the IGF 22 October 2006 APC

The Internet Governance Forum‘s inaugural meet is at Athens, Greece from October 30 to November 2, 2006. My Association for Progressive Communications colleagues Frédéric Dubois and Analia Lavin will be there. To get to the background of what this is all about check this Wikipedia page. It has links to the mandate of the IGF, its structure and functions, its history, its analysis, its...

INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM: APC puts up the fight for an open access, equal opportunity and educative internet
INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM: APC puts up the fight for an open access, equal opportunity and educative internet 11 October 2006 FN for APCNews

APC is viewing the inaugural meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – which and will be held in Athens from October 30 to November 2 – as a "vitally important event”. "For the first time in a global policy forum, governments, civil society, the private sector and international organisations can address public policy issues concerning the internet on an equal footing," said...

New policy issue paper: Lowering the costs of international bandwidth in Africa
New policy issue paper: Lowering the costs of international bandwidth in Africa 05 October 2006 Mike Jensen

This paper was commissioned by the APC as part of the Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa initiative and to contribute to APC’s efforts to promote open access to ICT infrastructure in Africa. According to the author, Mike Jensen, a variety of factors is responsible for the lack of acess to bandwith in Africa, but the biggest cause is the high cost of international connections to the globa...

Some african women journalists still hand-writing
Some african women journalists still hand-writing 13 September 2006 APC

Bimbola Ayesola is a woman journalist working at The Sun Publishing Ltd, a

Can Open Access offer science where no one is left behind?
Can Open Access offer science where no one is left behind? 01 September 2006 APC

India is making noticeable progress in the field of ‘Open Access’, a growing global trend which could help it get out of the trap which blocks researchers from here reading what other Indians have published.Yet, a lot more still remains to be done, say experts working in the area. "Nearly a hundred journals have already taken the Open Access route," says Chennai (South India)-based ...

Kenya wins fight to delay regional telecoms project
Kenya wins fight to delay regional telecoms project 31 August 2006 APC

An article on EASSy just came out on the Daily Nation online on August 31, signed James Mugendi. Here is the link: http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=3&newsid=80383

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