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Who controls the Internet? Final statement of the Pan African Civil Society Workshop
Who controls the Internet? Final statement of the Pan African Civil Society Workshop 02 August 2012 Anriette Esterhuysen

Final Statement of the Pan African Civil Society Workshop on Who Controls the Internet? Held in Nairobi, 26-27 July, 2012 We, participants comprising representatives of diverse civil society organizations from the human rights, media and ICT policy sectors, meeting at the Pan African Civil Society Workshop on “Who Controls the Internet” held in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 26 and 27, 2012: Affirm the importance of the Internet as an enabling medium for democratisation and the promotion, exerc...

Let's get spectrum right: It's time to start making use of TV white spaces
Let's get spectrum right: It's time to start making use of TV white spaces 03 October 2011

The use and management of spectrum was raised repeatedly during last week’s Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, where many development researchers saw the possibilities afforded by digital migration and TV white spaces as an exciting opportunity for bridging the access gap. At APC’s workshop dedicated to spectrum for development on September 29 the following recommendations were made: Regulators and other stakeholders should prepare for digital migration and actively ensure tha...

Let's get spectrum right: It's time to start making use of TV white spaces
Let's get spectrum right: It's time to start making use of TV white spaces 03 October 2011

The use and management of spectrum was raised repeatedly during the IGF with many seeing digital migration and TV white spaces as an exciting opportunity for bridging the access gap. A number of recommendations came out of an APC workshop on spectrum for development as APC schedules a white spaces workshop in Joburg this week.  

BREAKING NEWS APC says: It's time for human rights to be the centre of the internet governance debate
BREAKING NEWS APC says: It's time for human rights to be the centre of the internet governance debate 29 September 2011

NAIROBI, KENYA (APC), Thursday September 29 — APC welcomes the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council – supported by over fifty countries – to establish an expert panel on human rights and the internet. This is a critical step in recognising the importance of respecting human rights online. This decision is timely, coming as it does during the sixth Internet Governance Fo...

Can we have internet governance without internet rights?
Can we have internet governance without internet rights? 27 September 2011

Tuesday September 26 – Many important technical decisions about internet architecture are being made right now — decisions that will have consequences for decades. At present, policy choices are being made largely without the input of civil society and without sufficient consideration of the public good. It is clear that civil society needs some innovative thinking, a new paradigm thr...

Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet
Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet 16 September 2011

PROGRAMME Opening and welcome (10h00-10h15) Remarks from hosts and partners Session I – Access, human rights and development (10h15-11h15) Panel: Bidi Bala, Nigeria; Pranom Samwong, Vietnam; Graciela Selaimen, Brazil; Grace Githaiga, Kenya; Romulo Neves, Brazil on: How can access to infrastructure and knowledge in the context of developing countries: foster transformation of education, in...

Open access to spectrum for development
Open access to spectrum for development 20 May 2010

Every thirty months the amount of information that can be transmitted over a wireless internet connection has the potential to double. Wireless could be the way to provide affordable broadband to millions of people currently living with poor connectivity. However the policy and regulation related to spectrum is often inefficient, secretive and ill-informed. APC’s “open spectrum” initiativ...

The East African Internet Governance Forum: Advancing the internet governance debate for meaningful participation
The East African Internet Governance Forum: Advancing the internet governance debate for meaningful participation 13 October 2009 Alice Munyua

An East African broadband policy framework was the topic of discussion at the second East African Internet Governance Forum (EA-IGF)held in Nairobi from September 7-9th 2009. Over 200 participants and observers from fifteen countries representing the private sector, civil society, media, government regulatory authorities, development partners, internet communities, United Nations agencies, cons...

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