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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 …. commitment to build a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society, where everyone can create, access, utilize...

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

Your vote is key to obtaining international recognition for the Global Information Society Watch project, an initiative from the Association for Progressive Communications and Hivos in the category: “The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development (C1)”. In order to vote, you must register first and then click on the “Vote for Project” button Note that Stocktaking Members (STK) are not allowed to vote for/appreciate their own pro...

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 ...

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. Aminul Islam, Secretary of National Regulatory Committee on Community Radio and Joint Secretary (Broadcasting) of Ministry of Information while speaking as Chief Guest of the inaugural session in 5th Knowledge...

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 technologies. Everyone is familiar with the stories of Egypt and Tunisia. GISWatch authors tell these and other lesser-known stories from over 50 countries including: PRISON CONDITIONS IN ARGENTINA Prisoners are using the intern...

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. Empowerment is the process to link them to their rights, good governance...

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, B...

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

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcome documents and the UN General Assembly Resolution 60/252 resolved to conduct an overall review of the implementation of the WSIS outcomes in 2015. In this context, the UN Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) is conducting an open consultation process with all WSIS stakeholders. APC supports the WSIS process and remains committed to ...

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