ICT policy

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 Nelson Mandela’s cabinet and co-ordinated the telecommunications policy process that led to South...

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...

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...

Involving Civil Society in ICT Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society
Involving Civil Society in ICT Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society 02 October 2003 APC and CRIS

Access to information and communications technologies (ICTs) is expanding but the majority of people in developing countries are still excluded, says APC. At the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), held in Geneva in December, governments will agree on a declaration and action plan that could enhance or hinder access to ICTs for the vast majority of the world’s po...

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