ICT policy

Submarine cables for Africa and monopolies in 2006
Submarine cables for Africa and monopolies in 2006 30 December 2006 KH

In March 2006, APC organised a consultation in Mombasa, Kenya to bring together key stakeholders who could have an influence on the model that the consortium might choose. A few weeks before the event, it became clear that the level of interest was much higher than expected.

Film-making farmers
Film-making farmers 11 December 2006 APC

The latest edition of ICT Update magazine has just been published.

Critical Issues for National Policy and Advocacy on Open Access
Critical Issues for National Policy and Advocacy on Open Access 17 November 2006 APC

Open Access in the context

Giving voice to the Voiceless!!
Giving voice to the Voiceless!! 16 November 2006 APC

Greetings! Lauren writing from the AMARC 9 World Assembly in Amman,Jordan. It has been a privilege to be present here among the global and regional AMARC family and the many local community radio activists and journalists. I wish to share very good news from the Community Radio sector of India….

Spam, content, legal aspects, diversity, human rights, IP-network development...
Spam, content, legal aspects, diversity, human rights, IP-network development... 31 October 2006 APC

Via the IGF Community Site one can find links to some events coming up (at the time of writing) at Athens, Greece. An anti-spam toolkit, a content creation workshop, another legal aspects workshop, an overview of diversity, yet another on human rights and the internet, workshop on IP-network development….. don’t we need solutions real fast?

IGF: send in your comments ... via SMS. Will you?
IGF: send in your comments ... via SMS. Will you? 31 October 2006 APC

Is this a shift of power? Is it just a form of tokenism? Does it work? Will it really involve the diversity of people across the globe? Kieren McCarthy posted to the Governance mailing list and Plenary list an announcement of how SMS questions can go to the IGF main session. Full details on the igf2006.info site that takes you to http://igf2006.intgovforum.org/

Who's saying what... and where?
Who's saying what... and where? 31 October 2006 APC

Soenke Zehle wrote late on Oct 30: “I just added the official and unofficial IGF-Community feeds to the list of incom sources… seems that http:/ igf2006.intgovforum.org has emerged as meta-site for the IGF in Athens.” Geert Lovink shot back on via this Incom-L discussion: “Thanks, Soenke. I wonder how many of us are in Athens right now. Are people blogging there? I read...

IGF... who's saying what
IGF... who's saying what 28 October 2006 APC

Everyone talks, but no-one listens…. Spam, multilingualism, cybercrime, cybersecurity, privacy and data protection, freedom of expression, human rights, interconnection …. The Internet is one of the most powerful inventions of the digital age…. Given the huge impact of the Internet on our daily lives, states must remain the ultimate guarantors of our Internet rights and freed...

The IGF in figures...
The IGF in figures... 26 October 2006 APC

PressZoom which describes itself as the “global news service and press release distribution” network, has these figures about the Internet Governance Forum, which begins in Athens, Greece from October 30. Participants: 1200. Main sessions: eight (focussing on the Internet’s openness, security, diversity and access). Workshops: 30 (held in parallel to the main sessions, focusing ...

Who calls the shots?
Who calls the shots? 26 October 2006 APC

Who really controls the internet? Lot of hints, lots of diversity of views… but plenty of smoke screens too. Here’s a lecture, taking place today and titled Who’s really out to control the internet? UN and USA Governance, If you tune into the Guardian, the story you get is “US loosens grip on running of internet”. And here’s another version of the truth, co...

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