ICT policy

APC expresses concern over OECD Communique on principles for internet policy-making
APC expresses concern over OECD Communique on principles for internet policy-making 01 July 2011

Members of the OECD held a High Level Meeting in Paris this week, releasing a Communique on principles for internet policy-making on June 29 2011. Although we applaud the openness of governments and the OECD secretariat to include non-governmental stakeholder constituencies in the meeting, as a worldwide network promoting the use of the internet for social justice and sustainable development since 1990, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is concerned about the overwhelming...

Feminist tips for online campaigning
Feminist tips for online campaigning 27 June 2011

This guide includes all you need to know to plan your online campaign from a feminist perspective. What does this mean? That Strategising Online Activism: A Toolkit focuses on women’s needs and how technology can lead to their empowerment.

Closer Than Ever: A guide for social change organisations who want to start working online
Closer Than Ever: A guide for social change organisations who want to start working online 24 June 2011

This guide brings together the voices of APC members, partners, consultants and staff and shares their views and experience on working online for social change. Their perspectives are the basis for this guide.    

Digital Migration in Ghana: Multi-stakeholder Workshop
Digital Migration in Ghana: Multi-stakeholder Workshop 20 June 2011

African countries are committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. Africa’s digital transition in broadcasting has the potential to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on TV and to increase the number of people who will be able to watch it. However, it is also a costly process and involves decisions on a range of issues which impact on both the costs and...

Digital Migration in Nigeria: Media Briefing and Workshop
Digital Migration in Nigeria: Media Briefing and Workshop 15 June 2011

Media Briefing (June 27) African countries are committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. Africa’s digital transition in broadcasting has the potential to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on TV and to increase the number of people who will be able to watch it. However, it is also a costly process and involves decisions on a range of issues which im...

Digital Migration in Senegal: Media Briefing and Workshop
Digital Migration in Senegal: Media Briefing and Workshop 15 June 2011

Media Briefing African countries are committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. Africa’s digital transition in broadcasting has the potential to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on TV and to increase the number of people who will be able to watch it. However, it is also a costly process and involves decisions on a range of issues which impact on bo...

Connect your rights! Internet rights are human rights
Connect your rights! Internet rights are human rights 13 June 2011

With our coverage of APC’s event on human rights and the internet at the Human Rights Council in Geneva earlier this month, we’ve launched a new web space. Find all our content related to these issues in one place.    

New research on digital migration in West Africa offers solutions
New research on digital migration in West Africa offers solutions 13 June 2011

African countries committed to migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting by 2015 – but migration won’t be easy or cheap. Findings provide the data and tools for broadcasters and regulators to make informed decisions.

Digital Broadcast Migration in West Africa: Collected research
Digital Broadcast Migration in West Africa: Collected research 09 June 2011

The digital migration in West Africa will be one of the biggest upheavals in African television since the medium was first launched on the continent in the 1960s. It is a process of change that will affect both the broadcasters themselves and those who watch television. And costs will be widely felt – particularly amongst the poor. As new digital TVs may need to be subsidised, it is not ...

Digital Broadcast Migration in West Africa: An overview and strategies to accelerate the transition
Digital Broadcast Migration in West Africa: An overview and strategies to accelerate the transition 02 June 2011

This Briefing Paper provides an overview of the current state of play of the digital transition in broadcasting in the 16 countries of West Africa. Developments have been monitored over the last eighteen months but inevitably there will have been developments not yet made public. Read more reports on digital broadcast migration in West Africa.