ICT policy

Changing times... but the same mind-set
Changing times... but the same mind-set 21 April 2006 APC

Technology is changing. But the mindset stays the same. And so are the laws. Now, you can start working your networking from a single room. You can start small, keep on deploying, moving out from there, and cover an entire country as you encourage the demand to expand. But is there any recognition to this? Because the technology has changed, it has a huge impact on how investments will be made, and how the people will use them.

Asia ICT Policy Meet: Asia ICT Policy is Rising!
Asia ICT Policy Meet: Asia ICT Policy is Rising! 19 April 2006 APC

As my preparations are underway for reaching Dhaka for the APC ICT Policy Meeting, alot of FOSS activity is going around within Pakistan as well as around the globe. Its a very busy year for all of us FOSS Advocates, Journalists and Researchers. Its good to see APC’s involvement in the South Asian region and it would be great to contribute and co-ordinate APC activities in the region.

Dhaka Workshop: Issues Coming Out of the Open Space Sessions
Dhaka Workshop: Issues Coming Out of the Open Space Sessions 19 April 2006 APC

So today, we started the APC Asia ICT Policy Meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The latter half of the morning and the earlier part of the afternoon was spent in OST (Open Space Technology) to give the participants the opportunity to determine which issues and topics they wanted to spend time discussing…

New report from Sweden
New report from Sweden 10 April 2006 APC

A report from the workshop “Post-WSIS and Uganda’s Way Forward” (arranged by the Collegium for Development Studies at Uppsala University Sweden, I-Network Uganda, Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET), with support from the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and Ministry of Works, Housing and Communications, Uganda) is now available as a pdf, 441kb. http://www.kus.uu.se/pdf/publications...

48 died and hundreds homeless – FM Radios responsible for disaster
48 died and hundreds homeless – FM Radios responsible for disaster 01 April 2006 APC

This is horrific tale of two illegal FM Radio stations causing sectarian violence in Khyber Agency, some 40 kilometers from Peshawar, the capital of NWFP province in Pakistan.

UNESCO's Education for All Programme - Put ICTs into Practice
UNESCO's Education for All Programme - Put ICTs into Practice 28 March 2006 APC

"Progress towards the EFA goals is steady, but too slow in terms of the target dates, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, South and West Asia, and the Arab States" the report emphasizes…

APC Internet Rights Charter
APC Internet Rights Charter 14 March 2006 APC

The APC Internet Rights Charter is available in 20 languages including Urdu, Filipino, Bengali, Bulgarian, Czech, Catalan and Russian.

Looking back, after the show is over
Looking back, after the show is over 06 December 2005 APC

Coming out in end-November 2005, a Panos London i-Witness update posted via the Global Knowledge for Development network offers a follow-up to the recent WSIS. An article from Murali Shanmugavelan in London is titled WSIS is over, but the debate has just begun. Shanmugavelan argues that building an inclusive information society will need civil society to hold governments to account — an...

Networking? Who? What? Why?
Networking? Who? What? Why? 06 December 2005 APC

Michael Gurstein has penned this interesting analysis Networking the Networked/Closing the Loop: Some Notes on WSIS II which is available on the

Few hours with Richard Stallman
Few hours with Richard Stallman 20 November 2005 APC

This crazy summit, which will be remembered as WSIS, is finally over… but the official summit frankly, ended with agreements on further meetings and conferences… and watch out folks… don’t rise your expectations anymore, as nothing will happen. I infact, saw two official delegates, at the closing ceremony with good bye handshakes, saying "see you in Greece".

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