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Communication for influence in Central, East and West Africa (CICEWA)
Communication for influence in Central, East and West Africa (CICEWA) 24 January 2008

APC and KICTANet draw on the experience of their successes in the Africa ICT Policy Monitor project and the CATIA project to bring an integrated approach to ICT policy research, dissemination and advocacy through the building of sub-regional networks. They operate using the principle of multi-stakeholder partnerships developed through the CATIA experience to engage in evidence-based policy change. The project seeks to identify the political obstacles to extending affordable access to ICT infr...

Communications and Information Policy in Latin America - Website
Communications and Information Policy in Latin America - Website 19 December 2007

Available since 2001, the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) ICT Policy Monitor website gathers essential news and documentation about policies relating to information and communication technologies (ICTs). Through the website, the only one of its kind across Latin America and the Caribbean, APC aims to demystify internet policies and regulations.

Metamorphosis Foundation
Metamorphosis Foundation 19 December 2007

Metamorphosis Foundation is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit foundation based in Skopje, Macedonia. Its main goals are development of democracy and prosperity by promoting knowledge-based economy and information society. Main activities of the organization include: lobbying and advocacy in order to make the social and legal environment more conducive to ICT development; educati...

Africa ICT Policy Monitor
Africa ICT Policy Monitor 13 December 2007

The APC Africa ICT Policy Monitor’s primary goal is to enable African civil society organisations to engage in ICT policy development processes in order to promote an information society based on social justice and human rights.

Open access in Africa: FibreForAfrica.net
Open access in Africa: FibreForAfrica.net 13 December 2007

APC’s FibreForAfrica.net site provides basic information about international bandwidth in Africa, its costs and the existence of monopoly access to it. It focuses especially on the proposed East African cable projects and the ending of the monopoly of SAT-3.

Brazilian activist awarded with the International Service Human Rights Award
Brazilian activist awarded with the International Service Human Rights Award 03 December 2007

Brazilian journalist, Rosangela Berman Bieler, director of the Interamerican Institute on Disability and Inclusive Development who so kindly presented at APC’s open day on one of the panels will be recognised with a major human rights award on Wednesday in London.

Interconnection costs
Interconnection costs 30 November 2007

This paper produced by South African Mike Jensen covers increasing North-South inequities (“paying both ways”) and proposed strategies for minimising the disparities in interconnection rates, accelerating the restructuring of the communications sector, supporting the establishment of national and international internet exchange points, and building local demand for national and internationa...

Bangladesh: Cyclone Sydr hit the Rural Knowledge Centre(RKC)of Borguna
Bangladesh: Cyclone Sydr hit the Rural Knowledge Centre(RKC)of Borguna 21 November 2007

The devastated cyclone SYDR of November 15, 2007 hit seriously seven districts, out of nine working districts of the networking members of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC).

Access and connectivity for remote rural panel: Basic infrastructure needed
Access and connectivity for remote rural panel: Basic infrastructure needed 15 November 2007

Here are Andrew Garton’s observations on the “Access and connectivity for remote rural” panel, held on Tuesday 13 November in Rio de Janeiro, as part of this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Andrew is the director of APC.au, a digital media arts company based on the Internet Rights Charter of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

IGF panel discussion sheds light on Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development
IGF panel discussion sheds light on Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development 15 November 2007

Eduardo Nuñez, Director of the Brazilian Institute of Statistics, Marthin Hilbert, Coordinator of the Information Society Programme of UN-ECLAC, and Mansour Farah, Team Leader of the ICT Division of UN-ESCWA, all made presentations at the IGF Panel Discussion on the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development. The presentations focused on describing the partnership and its current activities.