ICT policy

IPS, WSIS and paedophile issues
IPS, WSIS and paedophile issues 11 November 2005 APC

From my RSS-feed, I just came across this story from one of my favourite news sources — IPS filing from Bangkok — that makes a case on why the information society must block paedophiles. From my RSS-feed, I just came across this story from one of my favourite news sources — IPS filing from Bangkok — that makes a case on why the information society must block paedophiles. “Paedophilia” might be too loaded a word, with unduly positive connotations, going by ...

WSIS PrepCom 2: A Bulgarian civil society perspective
WSIS PrepCom 2: A Bulgarian civil society perspective 01 April 2005 Milena Bokova, BlueLink

From 20-24 February, Milena Bokova, executive director of the BlueLink Information Network, a digital network supporting environmentalists and civil society in Bulgaria, had the opportunity to participate in the WSIS PrepCom 2 in Geneva. She shares some reflections with APCNews as an East European civil society activist and a new participant in the WSIS process. On the organization of the eve...

WSIS update: APC involvement in the Task Force on Financial Mechanisms
WSIS update: APC involvement in the Task Force on Financial Mechanisms 16 February 2005 Willie Currie

APC participated in the deliberations of the Task Force on Financial Mechanisms for ICTD, which was established at the World Summit for the Information Society in Geneva in December 2003. Anriette Esterhuysen, APC Executive Director, was appointed as a member of the Task Force, while Willie Currie, APC ICT Policy Manager, attended the two Task Force meetings as an alternate. The Plan of Actio...

South African policy activist becomes APC's new Communications and Information Policy Programme Manager
South African policy activist becomes APC's new Communications and Information Policy Programme Manager 30 September 2004 APCNews

Willie Currie has become APC’s policy programme manager. A South African currently based in New York, from 1999-2002, Willie was a councillor with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (SATRA). In the mid ‘90s, he was special adviser to the Minister of Posts Telecommunications and Broadcasting in Nel...

Why did ten APC members from around the world decide it was time to set up ICT policy portals in their countries?
Why did ten APC members from around the world decide it was time to set up ICT policy portals in their countries? 07 June 2004 KH

Ten APC members have created national portal websites tracking communications and information related policy in a joint initiative. The portals have been set up in Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain, the UK and Uruguay. The portals which are all uniquely adapted to address each country’s particula...

Procesos de la CMSI y cuestiones en debate
Procesos de la CMSI y cuestiones en debate 22 April 2004 Valeria Betancourt

Este documento fue producido originalmente en febrero de 2004 para el libro “La Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información: un tema de todos” producido por la Red de Información para el Tercer Sector (RITS) y la Fundación Heinrich Böll. La presente versión ofrece una actualización con relación a la segunda fase de la CMSI. Este artículo se orienta, por un lado, a ofrecer una...

ICT policy: A beginner's handbook
ICT policy: A beginner's handbook 16 December 2003 APC/Ed. Chris Nicol

This book by APC lays out the issues and dispenses with the jargon to encourage more people to get involved in ICT policy processes. It is for people who feel that ICT policy is important but don’t know much about it, e.g. a government official worried about a gap in her technical knowledge of how the internet works, a human rights worker concerned that his need to send secure email is being ...

Launch of Brazil's first Observatory of Public Policies on Infoinclusion
Launch of Brazil's first Observatory of Public Policies on Infoinclusion 03 December 2003 RITS

The OPPI site has been set up as a Web-based tool for monitoring, analyzing and undertaking projects and policies which contribute to infoinclusion, as well as covering other issues related to democratization of ICTs in Brazil. The main purpose of the OPPI project is to encourage the participation of civil society organizations in the formation and implementation of public policy in this are...

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