ICT policy

Recommendations made at the WATRA workshop on the migration to digital broadcasting in West Africa
Recommendations made at the WATRA workshop on the migration to digital broadcasting in West Africa 11 October 2011

West-African countries are currently in a race against time to switch from analogue to digital broadcasting. A one-day regional workshop held by the West African Telecoms Regulators Assembly (WATRA) and ECOWAS helped establish recommendations and steps for going forward to help those countries undergoing the transition.

Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Ghana workshop report
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Ghana workshop report 07 October 2011

The Ghana analog to digital migration workshop brought together almost 40 key stakeholders from the different sectors and provided them with key information of the mandated migration and educated them of the urgency, consequences, cost and strategies that could be taken during this initiative.

APC's closing statement Sixth Internet Governance Forum
APC's closing statement Sixth Internet Governance Forum 30 September 2011

APC reaffirms the importance of multi stakeholder participation in the internet global public policy and principles debate.

New APC brief on the new threats to human rights online
New APC brief on the new threats to human rights online 30 September 2011

APC’s human rights expert Joy Liddicoat outlines the state of human rights online and the major challenges facing activists and human rights defenders. As levels of censorship and surveillance are increasing worldwide including in democratic countries threaten the lives of democracy activists, APC calls for the theme of the 2012 IGF to focus exclusively on human rights.

Pro-poor ICT access toolkit
Pro-poor ICT access toolkit 29 September 2011

A resource kit for making a universal access agenda happen. It has three modules – on policy and regulation, advocacy strategies and community-level projects.    

Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Nigeria Workshop Report
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Nigeria Workshop Report 29 September 2011

The migration to Digital Broadcasting has been a subject of discussion especially in Africa. There are several issues which should be considered in digital broadcast migration. Such issues border on regulation, market potentials, models and strategies for successful migration, regulation and content. Nigeria is of particular interest in Africa as it has the largest potential market for digital ...

Human rights online: New issues and threats
Human rights online: New issues and threats 21 September 2011

This Connect your Rights! policy issue paper from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) outlines the state of human rights online and the major challenges that activists and human rights defenders are facing. As levels of censorship and surveillance are increasing worldwide – even in democratic countries – the work and lives of human rights defenders are being threatened. APC...

APC outlines priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum
APC outlines priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum 21 September 2011

The world’s oldest progressive network reminds UN conference goers of critical issues facing the freedom of the internet today including affordability, openness and network neutrality in the mobile internet and the importance of conflict minerals in internet governance. Read the 13-page brief.

Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Regional Report
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Regional Report 20 September 2011

This informative workshop report by WATRA outlines the major discussion points and issues brought up by presenters during the workshop- such as benefits and the various challenges related to the transition, and provides country summaries for three countries that are at different stages of the migration: Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal.

Digital broadcast transitioning: The benefits – and the obstacles
Digital broadcast transitioning: The benefits – and the obstacles 05 September 2011

Africa has committed to move to digital broadcasting by June 2015. In West Africa, very few countries have begun the migration. Rife with challenges, the process is daunting to most, with the benefits largely unclear. A new paper from APC and Balancing Act investigates.