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Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting
Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting 27 February 2014

APC’s efforts to ensure affordable and equitable internet access focus significantly on radio spectrum. While use of wireless internet, particularly through mobile devices, is growing exponentially in the developing world, access to reliable and affordable broadband continues to be a challenge, especially for remote and rural locations. Open, development-oriented spectrum management has great...

Drafting an African internet bill of rights
Drafting an African internet bill of rights 14 February 2014 AG

In Africa, we are witnessing growing threats from governments and businesses to exercise greater control of the Internet, including, most recently, through extensive surveillance mechanisms. As access to the internet slowly increases across the continent, the broader African political leadership seems to either be learning or replicating international worst practices, or a mutual agreement to d...

Event to discuss internet policy and trends in intermediary liability in Africa
Event to discuss internet policy and trends in intermediary liability in Africa 06 February 2014

From 10-11 February, APC will host the event Internet intermediary liability – Towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet in Johannesburg, South Africa. Internet activists, academics, and representatives from governments, business, and the technical community will discuss questions such as: What are current trend...

Internet intermediary liability: Towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet
Internet intermediary liability: Towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet 06 February 2014

APC is hosting a workshop on “Internet intermediary liability: towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet” in Johannesburg, South Africa. The aim of the workshop is to develop best practice guides for law makers and regulators in Africa – based on the discussion and conclusions of the workshop. This event will t...

Initiative for an African Declaration on Internet Rights co-organised by Global Partners and APC
Initiative for an African Declaration on Internet Rights co-organised by Global Partners and APC 05 February 2014

The internet is having a tremendous impact on freedom of expression and other human rights across the African continent, offering social, political and economic opportunities. But as a highly complex and fast-changing environment, the Internet also brings with it its own challenges. In Africa, many of these challenges are playing out in a unique way. We are witnessing growing threats from gover...

APC at ICT and Development Conference 2013
APC at ICT and Development Conference 2013 05 December 2013 AG

The sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development will take place from 7-10 December in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference is an opportunity for APC to strengthen its networks in the ICTD community and engage in meaningful discussion in pertinent global issues including access, right to information, sustainable development, and women’s r...

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