Instituto del Tercer Mundo (ITeM) and Third World Network (TWN) invite delegates and all WSIS stakeholders to a panel debate on the mechanisms to finance information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D). During the panel, the first outcomes of the ongoing research project by ITeM on the Southern perspectives at WSIS will be presented. It will be held on 21 February 2005 in Geneva.
Willie Currie joined APC as our policy programme manager in early September. 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 co-ordinated the telecommunications policy process that led to South Africa’s first post-Apartheid telecommunications policy document. Prior to this, as general secretary of the Film...
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. APCNews asked some of the site administrators who were still putting last minute tou...
This book by APC lays out the issues and dispenses with the jargon to encourage more people to get involved in information and communications technology (ICT) policy processes. It is for people who feel that ICT policy is important but don’t know much about it.
APC’s member in Brazil, RITS, set up the OPPI site 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.
APC and the CRIS Campaign have been following the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process, and this publication highlights some of the principal issues at stake.