Internet governance

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. Our friends from India make an interesting point: technology is...

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/KUS_Bok28.pdf A report from the workshop “Post-WSIS and Uganda’s Way Forward” (arranged by th...

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...

Facing challenges old and new... focussing on APC's priorities
Facing challenges old and new... focussing on APC's priorities 20 January 2006 APCNews

Natasha Primo is chair of APC, the Association for Progressive Communications, which one publication [1] described as being founded by a team "clued in to the potential power of ICTs at a time when many of us still thought of computers as glorified typewriters". Primo is also the executive director of the South Africa-based Women’sNet. Primo has long been associated with gender activism...

Speed-geeking: your date with development?
Speed-geeking: your date with development? 20 January 2006 Frederick Noronha

You’ve probably heard of speed-dating: after a two minute chat with a stranger, you decide if you wish to give him or her your phone number for continued contact. Likewise, speed-geeking is a tech introduction-in-a-hurry. Some 11 interesting projects — including APC members — got a chance to introduce themselves to participants of Africa Source II, in January 2006 in Kalangal...

Back-room lobbying, there's mail from Rice
Back-room lobbying, there's mail from Rice 09 December 2005 APC

November’s World Summit in Tunis was overshadowed by the global argument over internet governance. Its biggest controversy came with the proposition put forward by the EU a month earlier that there be a new inter-governmental body that oversee ICANN. The US government — which currently enjoys unilateral control over the internet infrastructure — was furious and launched an eno...

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