Access to information

Calling for a paradigm shift of  ICT policies in Africa for growth  to the next level
Calling for a paradigm shift of ICT policies in Africa for growth to the next level 17 March 2012 Muriuki Mureithi

Calling for a paradigm shift of ICT policies in Africa for growth to the next level In Nov 2005, Africa proudly hosted the second and final phase of WSIS in Tunis and latched itself among the community of nations to usher the emerging information society into Africa. For Africa, the ambitious commitment like other continents called for among others ….

GISWatch needs your support to win the WSIS Project Prize!
GISWatch needs your support to win the WSIS Project Prize! 08 March 2012 Flavia Fascendini

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Bangladesh Community Radio Forum 2012
Bangladesh Community Radio Forum 2012 24 January 2012 APC

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is a national networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) of remote & marginalized population. It gives our great pleasure to inform you that, we are planning to ...

No copyrights without human rights - APC joins the SOPA blackout
No copyrights without human rights - APC joins the SOPA blackout 18 January 2012 APC

On January 18th, APC joined dozens of sites and organisations in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) by blacking out. These two bills, if passed, represent an unprecedented threat to the open internet as we know it, with impacts felt far beyond the borders of the United States.

Community Radio is now in existence in Bangladesh
Community Radio is now in existence in Bangladesh 24 December 2011 APC

5th Knowledge Sharing Workshop Community Radio is now in existence in Bangladesh “This is a great news for all of us that Community Radio is now in existence in Bangladesh!”-said Mr.

Global Information Society Watch 2011: Internet rights and democratisation – Focus on freedom of expression and association online
Global Information Society Watch 2011: Internet rights and democratisation – Focus on freedom of expression and association online 08 December 2011 APC and Hivos

APC and Hivos investigate how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are restricting freedom online – and how citizens are responding using the very same technology.    

Amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups   through Community Radio in Bangladesh
Amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups through Community Radio in Bangladesh 28 November 2011 APC

Rural people of Bangladesh entered into an era of community broadcasting to amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups through 14 community radio stations around the country. Community Radio provides the local community access to information and through exchange of information, leads them towards empowerment.

Bangladesh formally entered the era of community radio with the launch of Radio Padma FM 99.2, a community radio station
Bangladesh formally entered the era of community radio with the launch of Radio Padma FM 99.2, a community radio station 07 October 2011 APC

RAJSHAHI, Oct 7 Information Minister Abul Kalam has said the present government believes in freedom of the mass media and protecting the rights of the media men. He stated this while inaugurating the broadcasting program of community radio `Radio Padma’ in Rajshahi Medical College auditorium here this evening as the chief guest. Centre for Communication and Development(CCD), Rajshahi,

APC member Colnodo condemns anti-piracy law
APC member Colnodo condemns anti-piracy law 07 September 2011 Colnodo

“APC member Colnodo has issued a report about Colombia’s controversial “two strikes” bill. Under this law, file-sharers caught with copyrighted content can lose their internet connections or even face jail time.” See full article in Spanish.

APC’s input to the WSIS+10 review process
APC’s input to the WSIS+10 review process 05 September 2011 APC

APC supports the WSIS process and remains committed to participating in the processes that emerged from the WSIS with a view to improving the process, promoting the participation of civil society and monitoring implementation of areas of most interest to APC. In this spirit, APC submitted the following contribution.