ICT policy

Surveilling CISPA
Surveilling CISPA 24 April 2012

Surveilling CISPA: CC licence DonkeyHoteyI wrote a story about surveillance efforts by the UK authorities lately. It seems that snooping communications (emails, text messaging, etc) is in vogue.

Reflection on Africa’s ICT Policy; Capturing Emerging Issues
Reflection on Africa’s ICT Policy; Capturing Emerging Issues 17 March 2012

Information Communication Technologies (ICT) continues to play a leading role in driving economic growth and development. They have been earmarked for attributes such as increasing efficiency, creating access to new markets as well as giving the voiceless a voice. ICT usage continues to grow in Africa, most notably has been the increase in mobile telephony and internet usage.

ICT Policy in critical need of attention in Africa
ICT Policy in critical need of attention in Africa 17 March 2012

ICT Policy in critical need of attention in Africa ICT’s potential for political, social and economic transformation of society is not contested and Africa is exploding with a desire to be connected to the rest of the world more than ever. There is evidence that many countries on the continent are investing in ICT in order to reap the benefits.

Some thoughts on ICT policy in Africa
Some thoughts on ICT policy in Africa 17 March 2012

Last year events in North Africa and the Middle East showed how ICT and media may have an impact on the future of people and countries. The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt was successful mainly thanks to social media.

ICT policy in Africa: a lot still to be done
ICT policy in Africa: a lot still to be done 17 March 2012

ICT policy in Africa: a lot still to be done In this blog I argue that there is a critical need for ICT policy in Africa because ICT policy in Africa is in many respects closely linked with overcoming the digital divide. Both private investors and increasingly, public donors are not yet ready to invest in countries without a proper institutional and legal environment for internet development.

ICT Policy Interventions to Promote Digital Participation in Africa
ICT Policy Interventions to Promote Digital Participation in Africa 17 March 2012

Information Communication Technologies (ICT’s) are increasingly used by government agencies across the African continent with a view to making their service offerings more widely accessible. E-governance is widely considered a powerful and effective tool in the fight against corruption which it achieves by increasing transparency, efficiency and greater accountability of Government officials.

Which way African ICT Policy? Turn right, human right
Which way African ICT Policy? Turn right, human right 17 March 2012

“He is as useless as a dog” this was part of a Facebook post by a young Kenyan photographer on the wall of a Kenyan politician, Mr. Lewis Nguyai. The Facebook post has since led to the photographer’s arrest and may ultimately result in a defamation suit. Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) which was set up after the post election violence in 2008 ...

ICT Policy in Africa and the Internet and Human Rights
ICT Policy in Africa and the Internet and Human Rights 17 March 2012

In this post, I am going to address two main issues: the need and role of ICT policy in Africa, and the relationship between Internet and human rights. The landscape of ICTs probably is the fastest growing sector ever experienced with any medium or any transformative technology.

ICT Policy and Human Rights ~ What does it mean for Africa
ICT Policy and Human Rights ~ What does it mean for Africa 16 March 2012

ICT POLICY IS IN CRITICAL NEED OF ATTENTION IN AFRICA? Information Communication Technology commonly referred to as ICT can be described as technologies used to gather, share and disseminate information using computers and computer networks. Policies are typically guiding principles designed to influence decisions or actions within organizations, governments, groups and/or individuals.

Entrenching ICT Policies as part parcel of our development Processes In Africa
Entrenching ICT Policies as part parcel of our development Processes In Africa 15 March 2012

The future socio economic development in African countries depends grossly on our African states to be able to enhance fully the strength and capacities of existing ICT infrastructure especially the Internet which over the last decade in Africa has stimulated economic growth, social awareness and above all more transparency and accountability that has aided a number of best practices around...