ICT policy

Communications and Information Policy in Latin America - Advocacy
Communications and Information Policy in Latin America - Advocacy 14 March 2008

Oriented to influence national and regional ICT policy processes to ensure that demands and perspectives of civil society organisations are considered.

APC statement - ICASA hearings on draft essential facilities regulations
APC statement - ICASA hearings on draft essential facilities regulations 07 March 2008

The APC stated its whole-hearted support of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) for the drafting of regulations prescribing a list of essential facilities for electronic communications which will create conditions of open access on a non-discriminatory basis to undersea-based submarine cables. APC also called on ICASA to take immediate action to counter anti-competitive behaviour of Telkom, the dominant fixed line operator. Read the full statement.

Bytes for All, Bangladesh
Bytes for All, Bangladesh 06 March 2008

Bytes for All is a networked space for citizens in South Asia. It experiments, highlights and organizes debate on the relevance of ICT to development activities. Bytes for All has more than 2000 subscribers and ten admin members who run the network. Bytes for All does not have any formal structure, yet the organisation undertakes different projects on its members' personal capacity, s...

Voices for Interactive Choices & Empowerment
Voices for Interactive Choices & Empowerment 06 March 2008

VOICE is a rights-based, activist organization working mainly on the issues of food sovereignty, aid effectiveness, economic justice, and the right to information and communication, both in Bangladesh and on a global scale. By building a broader constituency of alternative voices to the ‘mainstream development discourse’ through research and public education, VOICE is taking a stand against...

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet
Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet 05 March 2008

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet is a non-governmental organization founded in 1998 in South Korea. ‘Jinbo’ means ‘progressive’ in Korean. Jinbonet aims to support the growth of civil activity and communication by providing network services such as web hosting, community, e-mail, blog, blogs, mailing lists to civil society organizations, trade unions, individuals and progressive...

Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT)
Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) 04 March 2008

The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) was founded in 1987. Over the past 30 years, it has developed into a dynamic civil society organisation with a history closely linked to the social and political changes experienced by South Africa during its transition to democracy. SANGONeT is still one of very few non-governmental organisations in Africa involved in the field of information an...

Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)
Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) 04 March 2008

Since its inception in 2004, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has positioned itself as the leading centre for research and analysis of information aimed at enabling policy makers in east and southern Africa to understand international ICT policy issues. Its overall goals are to develop the capacity of African stakeholders to contribute effective...

Launch Seminar - Latin America and Caribbean Regional Network of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development
Launch Seminar - Latin America and Caribbean Regional Network of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development 29 January 2008

A seminar organized by the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA GAID), the Inter- American Development Bank, the IDRC-ICA and ECLAC, will take place from 4-5 February in San Salvador, preceding the II Ministerial Conference on the Information Society eLAC2007. The seminar will gathe...

eLAC 2007 Ministerial Conference
eLAC 2007 Ministerial Conference 29 January 2008

APC has been involved in the eLAC process from the very beginning. It’s the regional action plan for the information society, and has been coordinated by ECLAC. APC has participated in several preparatory meetings and has been successfully lobying for a more meaningful multistakeholder approach. APC LAC ICT policy monitor will be offering a special coverage with original contect.