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2013 IFLA Trend Report
2013 IFLA Trend Report 10 September 2013

The IFLA Trend Report is a collection of resources to explain how libraries fit into a changing society. The 2013 report includes the starter resource “Riding the Waves or Caught in the Tide?” APC’s Anriette Esterhuysen contributed to the report in a section titled “The vulnerability of new technologies to over-regulation.”

Derechos Digitales
Derechos Digitales 30 July 2013

NGO Derechos Digitales is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization, which mission is to defend and promote human rights in the digital environment. Its main working topics include Freedom of Expression, Access to Knowledge, Transparency and Democracy, Privacy and Personal Data Protection.

Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE)
Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) 30 July 2013

Where Free and Open Source Software is a way of life, SPACE is an organisation formed and nurtured by a team of professionals and social activists from across Kerala who share the dream of freedom of knowledge. Freedom of knowledge is interrelated to freedoms in other spheres of activities and is fundamental to human development. The objective of SPACE is to promote the use of Free and Open Sou...

Mike Jensen joins APC's policy programme
Mike Jensen joins APC's policy programme 18 June 2013

Originally from South Africa and now living in rural Bahia, the newest staff member of APC’s policy programme has actually been a part of APC since before the network was officially formed.

PRESS RELEASE: New wireless technologies allow internet and broadcasting to coexist on airwaves
PRESS RELEASE: New wireless technologies allow internet and broadcasting to coexist on airwaves 06 June 2013

Unused radio spectrum, known was TV white space, can provide a low-cost solution for providing internet access to people living in remote and rural areas in Africa. APC along with other ICT policy makers and experts from 35 countries gathered together in Dakar to discuss this new approach to connectivity.

Television White Spaces Spectrum in Africa: The Story So Far in 2013
Television White Spaces Spectrum in Africa: The Story So Far in 2013 06 June 2013

Steve Song’s blog post on the forum co-organised by APC, Google and Microsoft, which took place in May in Dakar, Senegal. Last week I attended an event in Dakar entitled the TV White Spaces Africa Forum 2013.

Event: TV white spaces Africa forum
Event: TV white spaces Africa forum 30 May 2013

From May 30-31st community wireless activists, regulators, and business are gathered in Dakar, Senegal, discussing the potential TV spectrum that can potentially be used locally in Africa, in an event co-organized by APC. Follow the discussion on Twitter #tvwsAfrica

PRESS RELEASE: Improve participation, planning and allocation: APC's comments to the South African national broadband policy
PRESS RELEASE: Improve participation, planning and allocation: APC's comments to the South African national broadband policy 22 May 2013

In April 2013, the South African government published their proposal for a national broadband policy with the aim of ensuring “universal service and access to reliable, affordable and secure broadband services by all citizens prioritising, rural and under-serviced areas.” These are the comments officially submitted by APC.

Pakistan: The “Access Is My Right” Campaign
Pakistan: The “Access Is My Right” Campaign 22 February 2013

Pakistani Internet rights NGO Bytes for All has started an online campaign about internet filtering and online censorship.

Global Information Society Watch 2012
Global Information Society Watch 2012 21 February 2013

GISWatch 2012 explores how the internet is being used to ensure transparency and accountability, the challenges that civil society activists face in fighting corruption, and when the internet fails as an enabler of a transparent and fair society.