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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 broadcasting? Moses Owiny: Currently, the country is not moving at a speed that would be expected. If you compa...

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 potential for dramatically improving internet access. We approach access from a human rights perspe...

TV white spaces: A pragmatic approach
TV white spaces: A pragmatic approach 13 February 2014 Mike Jensen and others

TV white spaces allow the use of unlicensed spectrum to provide connectivity solutions to traditionally unserved areas, especially rural and remote communities. This book explores this innovative approach to spectrum both the policy, regulatory and technological perspective. APC access specialist Mike Jensen wrote a chapter on “The role of TV white Spaces and dynamic spectrum in helping t...

Digital migration workshop in Uganda
Digital migration workshop in Uganda 13 February 2014 Moses Owiny

WOUGNET, in partnership with the Uganda Communications Commission and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), conducted a digital migration workshop in Uganda held at Colline Hotel Mukono on the 6th of February 2014.The purpose of the national workshop was to create awareness and share information on digital migration, discuss the digital migration issues identified and develop a ...

Côte d'Ivoire starts its transition to digital migration
Côte d'Ivoire starts its transition to digital migration 05 February 2014 AG

African countries are migrating from traditional to digital broadcasting, and APC is currently coordinating a project aimed at involving civil society in the process. Even in those countries where the transition is more advanced, there have been no consistent campaigns to explain its implications to the people who will be affected by it, and this project’s goal is to bridge that gap. Côt...

Freedom of expression in Sudan: Interview with Dalia Haj-Omar
Freedom of expression in Sudan: Interview with Dalia Haj-Omar 14 November 2013 AG

APCNews talked to Dalia Haj-Omar, a Sudanese human rights activist, about the recent internet blackout in Sudan, the implications for freedom of expression and association, and the role of the international community. APC News: On 25 September 2013 Sudan experienced a complete internet shutdown following the outbreak of nationwide anti-government protests. What evidence suggests it could have ...

APC at the West African IGF in Cote d'Ivoire
APC at the West African IGF in Cote d'Ivoire 16 September 2013 Mawaki Chango

Held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 3-5 July 2013, the sixth West African Internet Governance Forum was attended by African and international organisations and businesses in addition to delegates from West African countries. Deliberations highlighted access, the dot Africa prospects for internet development in Africa and cybersecurity issues. APC was a sponsor of the event and policy spec...

2013 IFLA Trend Report
2013 IFLA Trend Report 10 September 2013 International Federation of Library Associations

The IFLA Trend Report is a collection of resources to explain how libraries fit into a changing society. The 2013 report includes the starter resource “Riding the Waves or Caught in the Tide?” that is available for download from the site. Additionally, background resources such as bibliography, literature reviews and expert synthesis are presented on the main website where discussio...

Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE)
Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) 30 July 2013

Where Free and Open Source Software is a way of life, SPACE is an organisation formed and nurtured by a team of professionals and social activists from across Kerala who share the dream of freedom of knowledge. Freedom of knowledge is interrelated to freedoms in other spheres of activities and is fundamental to human development. The objective of SPACE is to promote the use of Free and Open Sou...

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