This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the ICT arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the APC network and the spaces we engage in.
Asia, as one of the world leaders in mobile internet usage with thousands of new technological adopters emerging every day, will be directly affected in the absence of internet rights.
APCNews speaks with Karla Velasco Ramos and Erick Huerta about the necessity of more efficient and equitable spectrum regulation, including human rights organisations in ICT policy discussions and giving indigenous communities and women a greater voice in the spectrum d...
During a conversation with APCNews, Carlos Rey-Moreno and Steve Song explain how the spectrum works, explore the history of its regulation and share their cautious optimism about a “significant uptick in the growth and sustainability of community networks.”
Work on the project to define Internet Universality Indicators was led for UNESCO by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on behalf of the Internet Indicators Consortium, which included, apart from APC, ict Development Associates, Research ICT Africa and LIRNEasia.
With its appearance at the Committee, South Africa has recognised the essential role of access to the internet as an enabler of rights. It is critical for the government to continue to engage with civil society and other stakeholders to advance rights-based approaches to internet access.
Internet access specialist Mike Jensen elaborates on the need for “more tools in the spectrum briefcase”, the challenges of changing restrictive regulation and the other key factors to developing connectivity beyond access to spectrum.
APC congratulates Karen Banks for being recognised with the Oxford Internet Institute Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 for her extraordinary, unique and long-lasting contributions towards the development, use and study of the internet for the public good.