ICT policy

Web We Want 2014 small grants: Apply now
Web We Want 2014 small grants: Apply now 26 March 2014

The Web We Want campaign, which supports global, national, and regional efforts to make the web universal, free, and open, has launched its second round of small grants in two categories: Rapid Response grants (open and rolling) and Web 25 Year of Action grants (deadline: 7 April 2014).

South Africa - The ICT Policy Review: Where Is the Boldness of Vision?
South Africa - The ICT Policy Review: Where Is the Boldness of Vision? 20 March 2014

Sick and tired of too much foreign content on television and too much political meddling in the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)? Fed up with some of the most exploitative communications costs in the world?

Contributions to the ITU Strategic Plan 2016-2019
Contributions to the ITU Strategic Plan 2016-2019 11 February 2014

APC welcomes the opportunity to submit comments to the ITU as part of the process to develop its Strategic Plan for the years 2016-2019. The open consultation to which this submission responds is a very positive and welcome step on the part of the ITU Council which, as the following comments indicate, APC hopes will become a consistent feature of the ITU’s ongoing work.

Internet intermediary liability: Towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet
Internet intermediary liability: Towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet 06 February 2014

APC is hosting a workshop on “Internet intermediary liability: towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet” in Johannesburg, South Africa. The aim of the workshop is to develop best practice guides for law makers and regulators in Africa – based on the discussion and conclusions of the workshop. This event will t...

Internet rights in Ecuador: Activists against surveillance
Internet rights in Ecuador: Activists against surveillance 14 January 2014

A coalition of internet users successfully advocated for the elimination of an article from Ecuador’s new criminal code that legalised massive communications surveillance. In this article for the LAC Digital Rights newsletter, APC’s policy team talks about its advocacy process.

Enabling Openness: The future of the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean
Enabling Openness: The future of the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean 25 November 2013

Valeria Betancourt, APC policy manager, wrote two chapters of this book: “Citizen participation in the age of the information society” and “ICT for development milestones and approaches in Latin America and the Caribbean”. The book builds on a seminar, Open Development: Exploring the future of the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Montevide...

From zeroines to heroines: Transforming debate about eVAW in New Zealand
From zeroines to heroines: Transforming debate about eVAW in New Zealand 12 November 2013

Lorde’s new album, “Heroine,” is taking young New Zealand women where they’ve never been before: to the front of the world stage. A leading New Zealand singer-songwriter and a self identified feminist, Lorde is just 17 years old and grew up in Auckland.

APC submission on the outcome documents of the WSIS +10 High-Level event
APC submission on the outcome documents of the WSIS +10 High-Level event 14 October 2013

Official submission form #1 on the Outcome Documents of the WSIS +10 High-Level Event 13-17 April 2014, Sharm el-Sheikh, submitted by APC on 30 September 2013.

Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions
Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions 04 September 2013

This GISWatch special report collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last ten years, capturing the kinds of shifts that have been experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced way. You can download the report in English, French and Spanish.