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Latin American civil society experts discuss media concentration and digital convergence in Montevideo
Latin American civil society experts discuss media concentration and digital convergence in Montevideo 04 February 2016 APC / OBSERVACOM

Explosive growth in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) promises greater availability of information and potential for freedom of expression. However, the technological changes that are leading to the convergence of broadcast and broadband media are also resulting in massive industry consolidation and cross-ownership of electronic media platforms. Satellite and cable TV broadcasters have become internet access providers, traditional TV channels are increasingly being ...

Ecuador's new Communications Law: Progress on access and spectrum allocation, but a reverse for freedom of expression
Ecuador's new Communications Law: Progress on access and spectrum allocation, but a reverse for freedom of expression 27 June 2013 AL

Ecuador’s National Assembly approved the new Organic Law on Communications on Friday June 14. If the nation’s president sanctions the law within 30 days, it will mark the end of a four-year process that began when communication was enshrined as a right in the 2008 Constitution. APC and other civil society organisations have participated actively in this process. At APC we recognise positive aspects of the final version of the law, but we also voice our concern at new provisions th...

LACNIC honours ten Latin American and Caribbean internet leaders
LACNIC honours ten Latin American and Caribbean internet leaders 30 October 2012 LACNIC and APC

Ten personalities who during the past decade have contributed to the development of the Internet in Latin America and the Caribbean were honored today with the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Regional Internet Registry, LACNIC. For the first time in the history of the Award, ten leaders of the regional Internet community were honored simultaneously for their sustained and si...

New guidebook helps tech users develop more environmentally friendly practices
New guidebook helps tech users develop more environmentally friendly practices 26 August 2012

APC has recently published a new guide for the everyday computer user on how to make more ecological choices when using technology. The Practical guide to sustainable IT offers a detailed, hands-on introduction to thinking about sustainable computing holistically; starting with the choices you make when buying technology, and the software and peripherals you use, through to how you store and wo...

Nancy Hafkin: 30 years of building Africa's networks
Nancy Hafkin: 30 years of building Africa's networks 14 June 2012 AF

After more than 30 years of working to promote information and communications technology in Africa, Nancy Hafkin was inducted into the Internet Wall of Fame. In an interview with APCNews, she shares the history of her work and that of communications technology in Africa, her interest in Africa, obstacles and achievements. First steps: Education and interest for Africa Born a feminist, it wasn&...

Open spectrum in Ecuador: The debate must extend beyond the circle of experts
Open spectrum in Ecuador: The debate must extend beyond the circle of experts 21 March 2012 AF

The APC initiative “Open spectrum for development” aims to improve knowledge of the regulation of the spectrum through studies of the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As part of this project five countries of Latin America presented reports on their national spectrum situation. APC spoke with Marco Navas Alvear (CIESPAL), author of the national report of Ecuador. APC: What do...

Debate over spectrum in Argentina: “A defining push is needed to get past the debate stage”
Debate over spectrum in Argentina: “A defining push is needed to get past the debate stage” 21 March 2012 AF

The APC initiative “Open spectrum for development” aims to improve knowledge of spectrum regulation through studies of the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As part of this project, five countries in Latin America, including Argentina, presented reports on their national situation. Florencia Roveri and Flavia Fascendini of the organization Nodo Tau, along with Danilo Lujambio, c...

Open spectrum in Peru: Capitalising on an opportunity to democratise access to the internet
Open spectrum in Peru: Capitalising on an opportunity to democratise access to the internet 21 March 2012 AF

The APC initiative “Open spectrum for development” aims to improve knowledge of spectrum regulation through studies of the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As part of this project, five countries in Latin America, including Peru, presented reports on their national situation. Maicu Alvarado and Gabriela Perona of CEPES co-authored the national report on Peru. APC spoke with th...

Spectrum management in Venezuela lacks clear policy objectives
Spectrum management in Venezuela lacks clear policy objectives 21 March 2012 AF

The APC initiative “Open spectrum for development” aims to improve knowledge of spectrum regulation through studies of the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As part of this project, five countries in Latin America, including Venezuela, presented reports on their national situation. Sandra Benítez and Ermanno Pietrosemoli of EsLaRed co-authored the national report on Venezuela. ...

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