Internet governance

Snaking in from under the sea, submarine cable link launched by Bangladesh
Snaking in from under the sea, submarine cable link launched by Bangladesh 31 May 2006 FN

Late May 2006 saw Bangladesh launch its first submarine fibre-optic cable in the southern coastal town of Cox’s Bazar. This could allow high-speed telecommunications, but some voices critiqued the delay in making this possible. "Bangladesh embarked onto the global information superhighway Sunday as Prime Minister Khaleda Zia inaugurated the submarine cable at its landing station on the b...

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...

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...

Collective ICT policy making in Bolivia
Collective ICT policy making in Bolivia 06 March 2006 FD at APCNews

Bolivia is today associated with a president wearing a striped pullover while touring the world and shaking hands with shiny, manicured counterparts in suits. But since Evo Morales took office, many social movements and NGOs have not been distracted by media attention. Morales or not, they’re fighting the true struggles in villages, cities and valleys of the great landlocked Andean country. ...

Creating spaces for civil society in WSIS
Creating spaces for civil society in WSIS 30 January 2006 Willie Currie

The interventions of civil society activists made a material difference to the outcomes of WSIS in Tunis, contents Willie Currie, the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Policy Manager with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). Prior to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), UN summits were largely closed spaces for inter-governmental debate and negotiat...

APC project contributes to Kenya ICT policy approved by Cabinet
APC project contributes to Kenya ICT policy approved by Cabinet 25 January 2006 APCNews

For the last few years, APC has been working closely with other organisations and a large group of Kenyan civil society organisations and business to transform the national ICT policy. At last, a national ICT Policy has made it all the way! APC member in Kenya, ALIN (Arid Lands Information Network) has been involved in this process. Alice Wanjira Gitau, previously on APC staff and currently c...

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