Access

Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access
Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access 13 April 2015

  Infrastructure sharing is an operational strategy designed to minimise the resources needed for communication infrastructure, making it much less costly and faster to deploy. By freeing up the resources required for network construction, broadband can be made more affordable for users. In addition, cost savings mean more funds can become available for network deployment in areas that may otherwise be uneconomic to serve. Reaching underserved areas with broadband infrastructure is a key...

EROTICS Global Survey 2013-2014: Sexual rights and the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms
EROTICS Global Survey 2013-2014: Sexual rights and the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms 24 October 2014 Horacio Sívori and Bruno Zilli

The EROTICS project looks at the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms on the actual lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights. The EROTICS case studies showed that while increasing online activity exposes users to certain risks and threats, individuals and collectives are successful in developing means of self-protection, regulation, and empowerment. However, both official and private control initiatives aimed at curbi...

Thai Netizen Network
Thai Netizen Network 04 August 2014

Thai Netizen Network is a leading nonprofit 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) participa...

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 Genera...

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...

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