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Digital television and radio: Democratisation or greater concentration? 15 November 2007 Gustavo Gómez Germano

Digitalisation of media is an approaching reality for Latin American countries. This technologic paradigm shift promises more democratic and diverse access to radio and TV frequencies. However, there is also a great risk of reproducing the same inequalities and power relations that exist in the ...

Citizen participation in the era of digital development 05 November 2007 Valeria Betancourt

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have revolutionised multiple facets of human life in a variety of ways. Many of the most visible types of organic impact undoubtedly take place in the domain of government, where the use of ICTs have led to the modernisation of public administrati...

The World Summit on the Information Society: An overview of follow-up
The World Summit on the Information Society: An overview of follow-up 05 November 2007 Karen Banks, Willie Currie and Anriette Esterhuysen

Civil society, in its final statement on WSIS, expressed its commitment to continue “its involvement in the future mechanisms for policy debate, implementation and follow-up on Information Society issues” by building on the processes and structures that developed during the WSIS process. But ...

Pushing and prodding, goading and hand-holding: Reflection from APC at the conclusion of the WSIS (2006)
Pushing and prodding, goading and hand-holding: Reflection from APC at the conclusion of the WSIS (2006) 05 November 2007 APC

The Civil Society Statement on WSIS concluded that: “The broad mandate for WSIS was to address the long-standing issues in economic and social development from the newly emerging perspectives of the opportunities and risks posed by the revolution in Information and Communications Technologies (...

Whose information society? Developing country and civil society voices in the World Summit on the Information Society
Whose information society? Developing country and civil society voices in the World Summit on the Information Society 05 November 2007 David Souter

This paper summarises a study of developing country and civil society participation and influence in WSIS that was commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). As well as analysing participation, the study looked at the impact of WSIS on international ICT decision-making ...

DRC internet backbone feasability study
DRC internet backbone feasability study 01 November 2007

Independent feasibility study on the implementation of a vast infrastructure the size of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Carried out by Congolese researchers with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the company Xit Télécom, and the Association for Progre...

Frequently asked questions about multi-stakeholder partnerships in ICTs for development: A guide for national ICT policy animators
Frequently asked questions about multi-stakeholder partnerships in ICTs for development: A guide for national ICT policy animators 14 September 2007 Lishan Adam, Tina James and Alice Munyua Wanjira

This guide is an attempt to add to the growing body of knowledge and experience on multi-stakeholder processes and partnerships, based on the practical experiences encountered during the three-year CATIA project on ICT policy advocacy.

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