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What's new on the spectrum? "Regulation cannot be static: Flexibility is required to accompany technological advances" - A conversation with Carlos Afonso from Nupef
What's new on the spectrum? "Regulation cannot be static: Flexibility is required to accompany technological advances" - A conversation with Carlos Afonso from Nupef 07 November 2018

Electromagnetic spectrum is ubiquitous. Like other common goods, spectrum has historically been subject to gradual curtailment and private ownership. At the same time, it continues to be invisible in political discussions. There are currently opportunities to change this scenario, which will largely depend on a new understanding of what the spectrum is and how to use it, as well as significant participation by civil society in debates and decisions about this important collective resource.&nb...

Funding models for community-based internet service providers
Funding models for community-based internet service providers 17 August 2018 Adriano Belisário, Bruno Vianna, Hiure Queiroz and Thiago Novaes

Brazil still has a wide digital divide: more than 30% of households are not connected to the internet. According to a recent research study, the lack of experience in using technology and the high prices imposed by companies are amongst the main reasons why households are disconnected. Most of those with no access live in the countryside – less than half of households in rural areas are connected – or in low-income neighbourhoods in places that are of no interest to the main commercial in...

APC's subgranting programme benefits 16 members in 2018
APC's subgranting programme benefits 16 members in 2018 28 March 2018

APC’s subgranting programme, now in its third year, has so far awarded a total of USD 291,534 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Seventeen member organisations were recipients of 17 grants, 14 of which are project grants of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other three are research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each. This last category of grants is still open for prop...

APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017
APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017 09 October 2017

APC’s subgranting programme in its second year awarded a total of USD 273,986 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Eighteen member organisations were recipients of 21 grants, 10 of which are project grants of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other 11 are research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each. Funds were also used to support...

Disco-tech: Bringing the “disco” and the “tech” to the IGF
Disco-tech: Bringing the “disco” and the “tech” to the IGF 27 September 2017

Disco-techs are informal peer-learning events designed to bridge the gap between technical and political solutions on issues related to internet rights and freedoms. The topics of this event change annually, but we always call it a “Disco-tech” because the format of the event is very unique: we are connecting policy to tech in a social atmosphere. The Disco-tech is proactive....

New APC member Intervozes: Working with misrepresented groups in Brazil
New APC member Intervozes: Working with misrepresented groups in Brazil 17 July 2017

“Intervozes fights for democracy and freedom, so that everyone from all religions, races and backgrounds can be respected, seen and heard. Enough of invisibility. Join the fight for the right to communicate!” With this statement of principles, Brazilian NGO Intervozes welcomes visitors to its work, which focuses on raising awareness among the Brazilian public of the freedom of expression as...

Intervozes
Intervozes 04 July 2017

Intervozes – Coletivo Brasil de Comunicação Social is a Brazilian organisation that works for safeguarding freedom of expression and human rights in all forms of communication. For Intervozes, freedom of expression is inseparable from the full exercise of citizenship and democracy: a society can only be called democratic when the different voices, opinions, cultures and races that comprise ...

AWID International Forum in Brazil will explore how feminists engage with the internet
AWID International Forum in Brazil will explore how feminists engage with the internet 02 September 2016 APC

How are feminists engaging with the internet politically and personally? What started out as a useful tool to support our activism is now a critical part of our organizing and must also be part of our political agenda. As technology developments increasingly impact rights and social justice, we must influence and build alliances with movements calling for a free and open internet, uncondition...

APC signs letter supporting Internet Steering Committee of Brazil
APC signs letter supporting Internet Steering Committee of Brazil 28 June 2016

The multistakeholder Internet Steering Committee of Brazil, CGI.br has a crucial mission in the development of the internet in Brazil. APC supports the stability, security and quality of the work which has been and continues to be carried out and developed by the committee by joining a diversity of organisations and individuals in affirming the centrality of CGI.br to develop activities absolut...

Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration
Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration 18 March 2016 Mike Jensen

Advances in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) have huge potential to offer better access to information and more freedom of expression. But these technology advances are also leading to unprecedented industry disruption along with consolidation and cross-ownership of electronic media platforms, built on the convergence of broadcast and broadband media. Satellite and c...

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