ICT policy

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 being co-organised by UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP. Today was supposed to be dedicated to Pre-event workshop...

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...

United Nations resolutions recognising human rights online
United Nations resolutions recognising human rights online 06 May 2014 Shawna Finnegan

UN General Assembly Edited to include additional resolutions documented by Access here What is a United Nations resolution? United Nations resolutions are formal texts adopted by a UN body, such as the UN General Assembly, the Security Council, or the Human Rights Council. These resolutions are not legally binding, but can focus world attention on important issues, build international cooperati...

APC's work at the Universal Periodic Review
APC's work at the Universal Periodic Review 05 May 2014 Shawna

In partnership with members and networks, APC’s Internet Rights programme advocates for the protection, promotion and respect of human rights at the national level through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council involving a review of the human rights records of all UN member states. With our members and partners, APC has submitted stakeholder report...

South Africa - The ICT Policy Review: Where Is the Boldness of Vision?
South Africa - The ICT Policy Review: Where Is the Boldness of Vision? 20 March 2014 APC

Sick and tired of too much foreign content on television and too much political meddling in the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)? Fed up with some of the most exploitative communications costs in the world? Well, now is your opportunity to say and do something out these problems, in theory at least. Read the full article from the The South African Civil Society Information Service .

Contributions to the ITU Strategic Plan 2016-2019
Contributions to the ITU Strategic Plan 2016-2019 11 February 2014

APC welcomes the opportunity to submit comments to the ITU as part of the process to develop its Strategic Plan for the years 2016-2019. The open consultation to which this submission responds is a very positive and welcome step on the part of the ITU Council which, as the following comments indicate, APC hopes will become a consistent feature of the ITU’s ongoing work.

Internet intermediary liability: Towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet
Internet intermediary liability: Towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet 06 February 2014

APC is hosting a workshop on “Internet intermediary liability: towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet” in Johannesburg, South Africa. The aim of the workshop is to develop best practice guides for law makers and regulators in Africa – based on the discussion and conclusions of the workshop. This event will t...

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