ICT policy

EDRI General Assembly Reaffirms Current Course
EDRI General Assembly Reaffirms Current Course 13 September 2007 APC

Delegates representing NGOs-members of the EDRI (European Digital Rights) network took part in the General Assembly (GA) in Berlin September 1-2, 2007, discussing current issues of interest and the overall functioning of the association.

‘Whose Summit? Whose Information Society?’ – An investigation of developing country and civil society experience in the World Su
‘Whose Summit? Whose Information Society?’ – An investigation of developing country and civil society experience in the World Su 12 September 2007 Kat Walraven for APCNews

Organised in two stages, and lasting four years, WSIS certainly consumed a great deal of time and resources – both financial and human. But was it worth it? What did WSIS actually achieve? What did developing countries and civil society organisations (CSOs) gain from it? And, perhaps more importantly, did these gains outweigh the costs associated with participation? These are just some of the questions addressed in the book, commissioned by APC and written by David Souter. Read this introdu...

Interview with David Souter: Learning from the WSIS Experience
Interview with David Souter: Learning from the WSIS Experience 12 September 2007 Kat Walraven for APCNews

APCNews interview with David Souter, author of ‘Whose Summit? Whose Information Society? Developing countries and civil society at the World Summit on the Information Society’.

Monitoring ICT policy in Latin America
Monitoring ICT policy in Latin America 22 August 2007 APC

APC’s ICT policy projects monitor relevant policy developments at national and regional levels. This involves research, building online content (through websites and e-newsletters) and networks, and implementing capacity-building workshops with civil society organisations.

The importance of convergence in the ICT policy environment
The importance of convergence in the ICT policy environment 22 August 2007 Kate Wild

This paper looks at the meaning and importance of convergence and considers some of the challenges to implementing it, along with strategies for overcoming them. It also provides a global perspective on regulating convergence and broadband from ITU and then it looks at experiences in North America and Europe as well as regional and country approaches in Africa.

A technology entrepreneur joins APC’s policy team in Africa
A technology entrepreneur joins APC’s policy team in Africa 21 August 2007 FD for APCNews

Coura Fall is enterprising, dynamic, knows the media and has knocked around with all sorts of acronyms. One of these is ICT, used to refer to information and communication technology. Coura is preparing to give us an earful of these three letters in her new appointment as Africa ICT policy coordinator for the Association for Progressive Communications. Her first objective is to advocate for a b...

Overcoming disability via ICTs
Overcoming disability via ICTs 19 August 2007 APC

We should not forget our great scientist Stephen Hawking is a disable person, but he overcame all the disabilities by ICT as well as his strong determination to live long for science. Many people do not know an Indian software designer developed his software, which is providing him a big help. Persons with disability can overcome their every sort of limitation via ICTs. The traditional assumpti...

Agreement between the Chilean government and the Microsoft Corporation: the Chilean digital strategy is in rough waters
Agreement between the Chilean government and the Microsoft Corporation: the Chilean digital strategy is in rough waters 16 August 2007 Patricia Peña for APCNews

Emails, text messages and the media spread the word: the Chilean government has signed one of the broadest known-agreements to date with the Microsoft Corporation, covering aspects of education, management of personal data, and support for local governments (municipalities) and the micro enterprise sector.

The Telecentre Knowledge Network Wiki
The Telecentre Knowledge Network Wiki 18 July 2007 APC

The Telecentre Knowledge Network Wiki is a comprehensive reference source about the practice of building and sustaining telecentres. It is a central place for people to share what they know about telecentres and learn from the experiences of others.

Green ICT: Recycling legislation finally enforced
Green ICT: Recycling legislation finally enforced 03 July 2007 APC

ZDNet UK reports today that "Legislation designed to put the financial burden for recycling old technology on suppliers and manufacturers rather than all tax payers has finally been fully introduced and enforced." And Tony Roberts, chief executive of APC-member Computer Aid International says "The directive gives businesses an unprecedented opportunity to help us provide some of the world’...

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