ICT policy

Open civil society letter on transparency at the ITU Plenipotentiary
Open civil society letter on transparency at the ITU Plenipotentiary 09 October 2014 various

Update: The ITU has responded to the letter below. Click to download their response in PDF format. 8 October 2014 TO: Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Dr. Hamadoun Touré CC: Deputy Secretary-General of the ITU, Mr. Houlin Zhao Dear Secretary-General Touré, We write to you as a group of civil society organisations who are keen to engage with the important work of the ITU and its upcoming Plenipotentiary Conference. At various ITU meetings in the recent p...

Turkish, international activists share circumvention tactics at 2014 Internet Governance Forum
Turkish, international activists share circumvention tactics at 2014 Internet Governance Forum 20 August 2014 Mallory Knodel

On the eve of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, 1 September 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Tactical Technology Collective (Tactical Tech) and World Wide Web Foundation (Web Foundation) are hosting a peer-learning event on censorship and circumvention, problems and solutions for internet rights. The IGF is a crucial meeting point for civil socie...

APC @ WSIS+10 High Level Event
APC @ WSIS+10 High Level Event 09 June 2014 APC

The WSIS+10 High Level Event is part of the World Summit on the Information Society follow-up process. It’s taking place in Geneva from June 9-13 and it’s reviewing WSIS Outcomes (2003 and 2005), in particular, related to the Action Lines with a view to developing proposals on a new vision beyond 2015, potentially also exploring new targets. APC participated in two workshops: Inter...

APC @ WSIS+10 High Level Event: Mike Jensen reports from Geneva
APC @ WSIS+10 High Level Event: Mike Jensen reports from Geneva 09 June 2014 Mike Jensen

The final stage of the 10-year review of the World Summit on the Information Society, kicked off today June 9 in Geneva. Known as the ‘WSIS+10 High Level Event’, the ITU expects it to bring together about 2000 leaders from government, the UN, business and civil society to approve the final statement on the overall review of the implementation of the WSIS goals. The event is also bei...

Mapping the ICT policy environment in South Africa
Mapping the ICT policy environment in South Africa 09 May 2014 Jane Duncan, Alan Finlay, Alexandra Groome, Alex Comninos and Anriette Esterhuysen

South Africa largely respects online freedoms, and to this extent the country could be considered to have a free online media environment. Many of the instances of internet censorship apparent in more repressive countries, and outlined by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank la Rue, are absent in South Afr...

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