ICT policy

ICT Policy Interventions to Promote Digital Participation in Africa
ICT Policy Interventions to Promote Digital Participation in Africa 17 March 2012

Information Communication Technologies (ICT’s) are increasingly used by government agencies across the African continent with a view to making their service offerings more widely accessible. E-governance is widely considered a powerful and effective tool in the fight against corruption which it achieves by increasing transparency, efficiency and greater accountability of Government officials.

Which way African ICT Policy? Turn right, human right
Which way African ICT Policy? Turn right, human right 17 March 2012

“He is as useless as a dog” this was part of a Facebook post by a young Kenyan photographer on the wall of a Kenyan politician, Mr. Lewis Nguyai. The Facebook post has since led to the photographer’s arrest and may ultimately result in a defamation suit. Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) which was set up after the post election violence in 2008 to “promote equality of opportunity, good relations, harmony and peaceful coexistence between ...

ICT Policy in Africa and the Internet and Human Rights
ICT Policy in Africa and the Internet and Human Rights 17 March 2012

In this post, I am going to address two main issues: the need and role of ICT policy in Africa, and the relationship between Internet and human rights. The landscape of ICTs probably is the fastest growing sector ever experienced with any medium or any transformative technology.

ICT Policy and Human Rights ~ What does it mean for Africa
ICT Policy and Human Rights ~ What does it mean for Africa 16 March 2012

ICT POLICY IS IN CRITICAL NEED OF ATTENTION IN AFRICA? Information Communication Technology commonly referred to as ICT can be described as technologies used to gather, share and disseminate information using computers and computer networks. Policies are typically guiding principles designed to influence decisions or actions within organizations, governments, groups and/or individuals.

ICT Policy for Development: Is there an elephant in the room?
ICT Policy for Development: Is there an elephant in the room? 15 March 2012

Far too many developing countries, especially those located in sub-Sahara Africa, have failed to leverage ICTs for effective national development. Numerous national ICT policies have been developed, often with the help of very costly international consultants, and yet the results remain disappointing. Could this be due to a failure in ICT policy focus?

Entrenching ICT Policies as part parcel of our development Processes In Africa
Entrenching ICT Policies as part parcel of our development Processes In Africa 15 March 2012

The future socio economic development in African countries depends grossly on our African states to be able to enhance fully the strength and capacities of existing ICT infrastructure especially the Internet which over the last decade in Africa has stimulated economic growth, social awareness and above all more transparency and accountability that has aided a number of best practices around...

New Publication by the Canadian Journal of Communication - Democratizing Communication Policy in the Americas: Why It Matters
New Publication by the Canadian Journal of Communication - Democratizing Communication Policy in the Americas: Why It Matters 30 November 2011

The Canadian Journal of Communication has published a special issue titled Democratizing Communication Policy in the Americas: Why It Matters, V36 #1/2011. As Dr Roberta G.

Digital transition in Senegal – let’s not forget the social costs
Digital transition in Senegal – let’s not forget the social costs 29 November 2011

For developing countries, digital broadcasting migration is yet another issue in a long list of challenges. In a new report written by Coura Fall for APC, the ICT (information and communication technology) expert explains that the transition presents more than economic challenges. Social challenges must also be taken into account.

APC in Qatar for an interfaith dialogue on social networking
APC in Qatar for an interfaith dialogue on social networking 02 November 2011

Followers turned to Twitter to receive words of guidance from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and Muslim leaders during the London riots in August. APC’s Dafne Plou was in Qatar to follow how today’s religious progressives are using social networking to spread their messages.

First things first: Nigeria needs a regulatory framework to continue digital migration
First things first: Nigeria needs a regulatory framework to continue digital migration 31 October 2011

Nigeria has been ahead of the game when it comes to digital broadcast migration, and has set itself the bold target of completing the migration by June 2012. But a new report by APC reveals that things are not moving because the policy framework still has not been approved, meaning that Nigeria will not likely meet its target.