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Bangladesh Preparatory Meeting for World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2013 held
Bangladesh Preparatory Meeting for World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2013 held 02 April 2013 APC

A meeting was held 11 AM on 3 April at the Meeting Room of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCS) to discuss on presentation of the country paper from Bangladesh in the ensuing UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) Forum 2013 scheduled to be held in Geneva, Switzerland on May 13-17 this year. The meeting was presided over by Mr.

Wireless for Communities (W4C) Programme: Connecting remotest communities of India through unlicensed wireless spectrum
Wireless for Communities (W4C) Programme: Connecting remotest communities of India through unlicensed wireless spectrum 21 February 2013 DEF

DEF, a member of APC, implemented Wireless for Communities (W4C) to utilise unlicensed spectrum, providing internet connectivity in the remotest regions of India and empowering community members who have formerly been deprived of accessing information.

Trends and action steps on internet rights: GISWatch special edition 2
Trends and action steps on internet rights: GISWatch special edition 2 30 October 2012 APC

This second special edition is a follow-up to the 2011 Global Information Society Watch publication. It specifically maps themes and trends that emerged in the 2011 edition, and also follows up on the action steps suggested in the country reports to see how relevant they still are one year later. The publication is available for download.

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Canada
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Canada 16 October 2012 APC, the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), OpenMedia.ca, TeleCommunities Canada, Alternatives and Web Networks

In July 2012, Canada, along with 84 co-sponsors at the UN Human Rights Council, confirmed the importance of the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet, and in particular, freedom of expression online. This joint submission follows up on recommendations made in the first Canadian UPR and covers the following topics: - Public oversight and transparency in the context...

Report on open governance network building in Uganda
Report on open governance network building in Uganda 04 July 2012 APC and CIPESA

This report registers the process of the open governance network building achieved during the research process in Uganda. It describes advocacy and awareness raising developed through meetings and interviews with more than 30 individuals, the use of mailing lists and social media to create awareness about open governance, dissemination and advocacy for OGD and network development with key orga...

A rights-based approach to alternative media
A rights-based approach to alternative media 18 June 2012 Shawna

The need to move towards a rights-based approach to local and alternative media was a major theme at the second World Forum of Free Media, which took place June 16th and 17th, in parallel to the Rio+20 UN summit on sustainable development.

Assessment of citizens’ perceptions on open governance in Uganda
Assessment of citizens’ perceptions on open governance in Uganda 29 May 2012 APC and CIPESA

The aim of this study was to capture citizens’ perceptions on open governance data (OGD) in Uganda, with a view to making prospective open governance initiatives in the country responsive to the needs and aspirations of citizens. The study revealed that there is a high level of knowledge about open governance in Uganda, as well as great expectations of the benefits which OGD would bring to th...

Open government data readiness study in Uganda
Open government data readiness study in Uganda 29 May 2012 APC and CIPESA

This study assessed Uganda’s readiness for open government data (OGD). It explored three basic tenets with regards to readiness: knowledge, attitudes and practice. In undertaking a study of this nature it was imperative to appreciate how knowledgeable the key actors were about the subject matter, their attitudes towards the subject matter and current practices. Besides assessing the open data...

Human Rights In India
Human Rights In India 09 May 2012 APC

Human rights protection in Indian cyberspace is an ignored world.

Surveillance Of Internet Traffic
Surveillance Of Internet Traffic 04 May 2012 APC

Civil liberties in India and technological revolution are sharing an adverse relationship in India. The more technology India is using the greater are civil liberties violations in India.