ASUTIC, which stands for Association des Utilisateurs des TIC (ICT Users Association), is a non-profit, independent organisation based in Senegal that promotes and protects human rights and fundamental freedoms in the digital age. It strives to ensure that people have access to knowledge and information, key drivers for sustainable development to the benefit of everyone. ASUTIC works to create legal, institutional and policy frameworks that foster participatory democracy, openness of ICT infr...
Holding internet intermediaries liable is an increasing global trend that transfers the responsibilities of law enforcement, as well as of copyright enforcement, to internet service providers (ISP), both large and small. Internet intermediaries are therefore increasingly used to police and enforce the law on the internet and even to mete out punishments ranging from content control to user behavior.
Unused radio spectrum, known was TV white space, can provide a low-cost solution for providing internet access to people living in remote and rural areas in Africa. APC along with other ICT policy makers and experts from 35 countries gathered together in Dakar to discuss this new approach to connectivity.
From May 30-31st community wireless activists, regulators, and business are gathered in Dakar, Senegal, discussing the potential TV spectrum that can potentially be used locally in Africa, in an event co-organized by APC. Follow the discussion on Twitter #tvwsAfrica
Media Briefing African countries are committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. Africa’s digital transition in broadcasting has the potential to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on TV and to increase the number of people who will be able to watch it. However, it is also a costly process and involves decisions on a range of issues which impact on bo...
In light of this year’s World Social Forum in Dakar Senegal, APC member Mayfirst/People Link is teaming up with IndyMedia Africa and will be hositing live events via the Indymedia convergence centre for those who can not attend the Forum in person. Media activists from over 10 African countries will give their impressions on what’s going on, and respond to the questions of others a...
Sylvie 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.
Cicewa Network building Workshop : (overview of cicewa project – defining the network … purpose values, goals engagement, membership/participation in the network- scoping the subregional environments – research strategy – advocacy strategy – plan of action – network coordination)
The theme for the Idlelo 3 Conference is: “Making the Knowledge Economy Work for Africa”. The Idlelo 3 Conference will bring together participants’ representative of governments, businesses and civil society organisations for three days of intense discussions about the state of the knowledge economy in Africa.