ICT policy

THE IT ACT 2000 AMENDMENT BILL, 2006: MYTH OR REALITY
THE IT ACT 2000 AMENDMENT BILL, 2006: MYTH OR REALITY 08 December 2008

The Government of India (GOI) is planning to introduce in Parliament this month changes to the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act, 2000).

APC member RITS at the IGF opening panel: focus on an open and inclusive internet
APC member RITS at the IGF opening panel: focus on an open and inclusive internet 03 December 2008

“Throughout history, humanity has been able to challenge the most rigid power structures with its creativity and with the urge for freedom that is inherent to the human spirit. This has brought us here – we’re a result of human hope, solidarity and tenacity. We’re here to discuss internet Governance structures and policies and, in this third meeting of the IGF, we must move forward, building upon the relevant work that has been done by this forum so far,” explained APC membe...

Watchdog report tackles the issue of unequal access to the internet and the information society in 2008
Watchdog report tackles the issue of unequal access to the internet and the information society in 2008 02 December 2008

GISW 2008How do we ensure access to the internet is a human right enjoyed by everyone? This is one of the critical questions asked by an annual publication that highlights the importance of people’s access to information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure – and where and how countries are getting it right or wrong, and what can be done about it.

Advocacy and civil participation in the eLAC process analysis
Advocacy and civil participation in the eLAC process analysis 26 November 2008

Although WSIS was primarily an intergovernmental space for dialogue, it was considered important to include perspectives from other sectors such as civil society, in the regional processes. As such, after the evaluation of the initial phase of the process (eLAC2007) and the definition of political commitments and goals for the second phase (eLAC2010), during eLAC’s last ministerial meeting in...

Frequently Asked Questions About Conducting a National WSIS Consultation Process
Frequently Asked Questions About Conducting a National WSIS Consultation Process 03 October 2008

APC’s FAQ about Conducting a National WSIS Process outlines the steps to take and key components in organising a national consultation around ICT policy, in this case specifically the debates raised by the United Nations conference on the Information Society (WSIS). The ‘frequently asked questions’ (FAQ) question & answer format was chosen to home in on some of the key questions w...

Internet Governance Forum
Internet Governance Forum 01 October 2008

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet.”

Corporate Law in India and E-Governance
Corporate Law in India and E-Governance 30 August 2008

A very crucial question that has been recently raised by a reporter goes like this “Is National E-Governance Services Delivery Gateway Part of E-Governance?”.

Can Public Initiatives Fill The Governmental Policy Vacuum?
Can Public Initiatives Fill The Governmental Policy Vacuum? 27 August 2008

Policies making and their implementation is a governmental task. There is always a big gap between the desired policies and actual policies that are in existence.

New West African alliance to make internet more accessible names president
New West African alliance to make internet more accessible names president 16 July 2008

Sylvie SyiamThe president of the Cameroonian non profit organisation and APC-member PROTEGE QV, Sylvie Siyam Siwe, was elected president of the GOREeTIC on Friday June 20 2008 in Senegal. She was unanimously voted in as the first president of the GOREeTIC nework – a newly created group of journalists, activists and ICT4D advocates who intend to make internet policy reform a top priority.

The Seoul declaration
The Seoul declaration 24 June 2008

This is the statement issued by civil society, gathered at the OECD ministerial conference on the future of the internet, which ended on June 18. It says: “The policy goals for the Future Internet Economy should be considered within the broader framework of protection of human rights, the promotion of democratic institutions, access to information, and the provision of affordable and non-...