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May First Movement Technology: Statement on the coronavirus situation
May First Movement Technology: Statement on the coronavirus situation 20 March 2020 May First Movement Technology

This statement was originally published on the website of APC member organisation May First Movement Technology.  The Corona Virus outbreak has become a major concern for people globally. Not surprisingly, movements for fundamental change reflect this. Announcements of suspended, postponed or cancelled events (including major conferences) are increasing daily. If the trend continues, our movement may literally stop meeting in person completely at least for the forseeable future. That wo...

APC statement on World Wide Web Consortium move towards standardising digital rights management
APC statement on World Wide Web Consortium move towards standardising digital rights management 07 April 2017

Frank La Rue, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information at UNESCO, has publicly expressed concern to the main international standards-setting body for the web, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), on the implementation of a technical change known as encrypted media extensions (EME). EME standardises a practice called digital rights management (DRM) and would lead to excessive information controls, as well as introducing security vulnerabil...

The case for “open access” in Africa: Mauritius case study
The case for “open access” in Africa: Mauritius case study 26 September 2008 Russell Southwood

Mauritius, Cyber Island. Photo: KhayaL on FlickrAs other African countries along the SAT-3 submarine internet cable struggle with the high costs of monopolised international bandwidth, Mauritius has encouraged a lowering of prices through price-setting. But Mauritius Telecom had lowered its rates even before the government scale came into effect. The Cyber Island has seen a significant increase...

Why African governments need to listen to the case for "open access" to international communications infrastructure
Why African governments need to listen to the case for "open access" to international communications infrastructure 25 September 2008 Lisa Thornton

Abiodun Jagun The African continent is one of the least connected – and when it is connected the costs tend to be higher than in most other parts of the world. In May 2008, the Association for Progressive Communications released the results of the study – The Case for “Open Access” Communications – Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC Cable. The briefing report, wr...

6th International Conference on Open Access
6th International Conference on Open Access 24 September 2008

Open Access in the context of Communication (Open Communication) means that anyone, on equal conditions with a transparent relation between cost and pricing, can get access to and share communication resources on one level to provide value added services on another level in layered communication system architecture.Open Access Conferences have been organized since 2003 with the objectives of sh...

APC statement - ICASA hearings on draft essential facilities regulations
APC statement - ICASA hearings on draft essential facilities regulations 07 March 2008

7 March 2007 INTRODUCTION TO APC The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is a global network of 49 civil society organisations working to – amongst other aims – advance affordable access to information and communications technologies for social justice and development. Network members are primarily based in developing countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Afr...

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