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Thai Netizen Network
Thai Netizen Network 04 August 2014

Thai Netizen Network is a leading non-profit organisation in Thailand that advocates for digital rights and civil liberties. Founded in December 2008, it grew out of a group of netizens who had concerns about limited internet freedom during post-coup governments. Its activities are based on five themes: 1) access to information, 2) freedom of opinion and expression, 3) privacy, 4) participatory internet governance, and 5) rights over information resources. The Network is run by a small w...

Digital Migration Observatory launched in Mozambique
Digital Migration Observatory launched in Mozambique 29 May 2014 Tomas Viera Mario

A Civil Society Digital Broadcasting Migration Observatory has been launched in Maputo on April 9, at the end of a national conference that discussed and approved a National Advocacy Plan on the sensitive transition process in Mozambique. Participating in the conference were more than 100 delegates representing different civil society organizations from all over the country. The Director General of the National Institute for Communications, Dr. Americo Muchanga, took part in the conference, i...

Infographic: What is digital migration?
Infographic: What is digital migration? 16 May 2014 Mike Jensen and Grupo Tritón (illustration)

         

Public access: Supporting digital inclusion for all
Public access: Supporting digital inclusion for all 13 May 2014 Mike Jensen

The briefing paper “Public access: Supporting digital inclusion for all – Maximising the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for inclusive social and economic development” was produced for the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) Seventeenth Session, which took place 12-16 May 2014 in Geneva. It includes a checklist of action points for polic...

National advocacy plan on digital migration in Mozambique
National advocacy plan on digital migration in Mozambique 31 March 2014 Tomas Viera Mario

On December 5, 2013, a national advocacy planning workshop on digital migration in Mozambique took place in Maputo. It was organised by the local organisatin SEKELEKANI in partnership with APC. The workshop Close to 20 people participated, including representatives from relevant governmental institutions, and representatives from different civil society organizations focused on governance, huma...

Speeding up digital migration in Uganda without leaving citizens behind
Speeding up digital migration in Uganda without leaving citizens behind 03 March 2014 AL

What are the main obstacles to digital migration in Uganda? How will this technical process affect citizens and what are their main concerns? APCNews talked to Moses Owiny, from our member WOUGNET, about the challenges and opportunities the country is currently facing. APCNews: Do you think that Uganda will meet the international deadline of 2015 for completely migrating to digital broadcastin...

Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting
Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting 27 February 2014

APC’s efforts to ensure affordable and equitable internet access focus significantly on radio spectrum. While use of wireless internet, particularly through mobile devices, is growing exponentially in the developing world, access to reliable and affordable broadband continues to be a challenge, especially for remote and rural locations. Open, development-oriented spectrum management has great...

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