ICT policy

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’s poorest communities with the computer skills they need to escape the poverty trap." Read the full...

Discussion on the outcomes of WSIS - Bangladesh
Discussion on the outcomes of WSIS - Bangladesh 30 June 2007 APC

Our ICT sector is lagging behind for lack of proper nurturing and laxity of different governments brought about by paucity of adequate knowledge. The last elected government had declared the ICT industry as one of the thrust sectors in the country with many colourful slogans and speeches. Many IT professionals and our so-called funding organisations were impressed with the speeches of our last Science and ICT Minister of the BNP led government. Once he was good teacher of physics, but as a mi...

Global Information Society Watch report launched in Dhaka
Global Information Society Watch report launched in Dhaka 29 June 2007 BytesForAll Bangladesh

The report was launched on the sideline of a discussion meeting on ‘Reviewing the progress of WSIS action plan in Bangladesh’ organised by Bytesforall Bangladesh and other partner organisations. GISW, APC and Uruguayan member ITeM report that monitors the information society revolution, was presented at this event, where the Bangladesh chapter was highlighted.

BNNRC’s recommendations to ICT sector in the proposed budget of Bangladesh 2007-2008
BNNRC’s recommendations to ICT sector in the proposed budget of Bangladesh 2007-2008 17 June 2007 APC

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has recommended that there is no reflection of implementation of committed action plan by the Government of Bangladesh towards the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in the allocation for Information and Communication technology (ICT) sector of the proposed budget of 2007-2008.

Pakistan: New controls on media extend to the internet and cellphones
Pakistan: New controls on media extend to the internet and cellphones 05 June 2007 APC

Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf has signed into immediate effect measures to increase control over the media, reports the BBC today. This very serious developement means that current regulations related to television have been extended to the internet and mobile phones. Read the full piece here. 

Global Information Society Watch 2007: Focus on participation
Global Information Society Watch 2007: Focus on participation 14 May 2007 APC and ITeM

GISWatch monitors the implementation and follow-up of key international agreements about ICT policies and their relationship to development, including WSIS and other ICT policy processes at international, regional and national level. This first report in the series focuses on participation.

AllAfrica.com ... on ICT4D
AllAfrica.com ... on ICT4D 19 April 2007 APC

AllAfrica.com has this story titled Nigeria: ICT as a Development Tool which looks at examples from Nigeria, Bangladesh and Ethiopia. It says: “Other examples are India, where the biggest obsession right now is the mobile phone; Mozambique, where ICT is being used to tackle the malaria scourge; Uganda, where [GNU]Linux-based solar power Wifi VOIP stations are being used to bring ICTs to t...

e-Governance in Nepal
e-Governance in Nepal 27 March 2007 APC

Blog for creating awareness in community, government bureaucracy and all concerned about ICT, e-Governance, citizen services, poverty alleviation through ICT and contribute empowering society into knowledge based society

Violence in Zimbabwe
Violence in Zimbabwe 17 March 2007 APC

The situation in Zimbabwe has become very oppressive – not universally, but in isolated areas – an indication perhaps of the opposition re-engaging in the high density areas for the impending presidential (and possibly parliamentary) elections next year. This time round though, it would appear that some of the opposition activists have decided to use violence themselves. Although ...

ICT policy: A beginner's handbook in French
ICT policy: A beginner's handbook in French 13 March 2007 APCNews

This flagship book by APC is a must. It lays out the issues and dispenses with the jargon to encourage more people to get involved in issues related to information and communication technology (ICT) and policy. The new French version is part of APC’s efforts to make French its third full official language before the end of this year.

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