ICT policy

Coordination must to achieve Digital Bangladesh
Coordination must to achieve Digital Bangladesh 19 January 2010

In spite of sporadic developments towards Digital Bangladesh, coordination in the process has become the most essential need of the time.

Consultation to explore building a transnational advocacy network of networks on public policy related to internet governance
Consultation to explore building a transnational advocacy network of networks on public policy related to internet governance 15 January 2010

APC convened a small consultation on 15 September 2008 in Geneva to explore how best civil society networks can be more effective in ensuring openness, human rights and transparent and accountable governance in the information society sphere. The objectives of the meeting were to: establish and concretise an initial partnership with key existing strategic partners; establish what the key public ‘information society’ policy issues and spaces are perceived to be; discuss the param...

APC co-convenes Yale conference on access to knowledge for human rights
APC co-convenes Yale conference on access to knowledge for human rights 07 January 2010

Following the impact of Global Information Society Watch 2009 which put the spotlight on “access to knowledge for advancing democracy and human rights”, the University of Yale has invited GISWatch co-publisher APC to co-convene their fourth Access to Knowledge Conference. The conference organised by Yale’s information society project will unite scholars and human rights activi...

Illegal telco operators in Cameroon:  The most reasonable option
Illegal telco operators in Cameroon: The most reasonable option 04 January 2010

In Cameroon, internet and telephone services are unaffordable – to the extent that at least half of the population has to resort to illegal operators, which are the only ones to make services like the internet affordable to the average Cameroonian.

Dominican Republic guarantees women's equality in technology initiatives and policies across the country
Dominican Republic guarantees women's equality in technology initiatives and policies across the country 17 December 2009

The Dominican Republic is the first Latin American country to act on their commitments to involve women in the information society nationwide. This Caribbean island nation of ten million has promised to include a “gender perspective” in every information and communications technology initiative and policy developed by the government from now on. “This is great news for women’s equal...

Open Spectrum For Development: Kenya Case Study
Open Spectrum For Development: Kenya Case Study 16 December 2009

At the regulatory layer, Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) is a key actor with a legal mandate on spectrum management in Kenya. Kenya Communications Act 1998, Kenya Communications Act 2010, and subsequent subsidiary legislation as promulgated by the Minister define the CCK’s mandate. Appeals Tribunal arbitrates any disputes arising from implementation of the enabling legislation.

EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Literature Review
EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Literature Review 09 December 2009

This is the literature review produced as part of the APC WNSP EroTICs: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet project. It includes women’s rights and feminist approaches to the internet, theoretical frameworks on gender and technology, key themes in literature on sexuality, women and the internet, an assessment of current approaches and frameworks, recommendations of conceptu...

EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review
EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review 09 December 2009

This is the policy review includes a historical and contextual overview of international and regional policy documents on the area of internet governance as well as sexual rights, a focus on pornography and sexuality in relation to policy and regulation, an assessment of ‘terms of use’ agreements by 18 popular online social networking and content sharing platforms, an assessment of ...

Privacy: More than the right to delete and forget
Privacy: More than the right to delete and forget 26 November 2009

Our worlds are increasingly networked and our personal data collected left, right and centre. Ask anyone who has to use a biometric identity card like Malaysian Jac sm Kee who has to give her ID number even if she’s just buying movie tickets online. We can be sure much of the information collected about us online is not that securely warehoused. So what needs to be done to protect our rig...

Child Protection, Sexuality and Safety Online: Opposing camps
Child Protection, Sexuality and Safety Online: Opposing camps 26 November 2009

Research coming out of the UK shows that British children are blasé about putting sexy images of themselves online. But some adults in governments and industry are intent on seeing children as victims where sexuality and the internet is concerned. Why on earth aren’t the powers-that-be actually listening to kids? asks Maya Ganesh reporting from the IGF.