ICT policy

Inside the Information Society: Marking Mark’s card. A comment on Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto

London [10 April 2017]

*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

Internet use barriers and user strategies: Perspectives from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda

OTT services have become the main entry point to the internet for most users in the prepaid mobile environment that characterises most African markets.

Inside the Information Society: Making his Mark. Why we should read Mark Zuckerberg

London [3 April 2017]

Source: Wikimedia CommonsSource: Wikimedia Commons*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

Inside the Information Society: Digital identity (Who’s who?)

London [27 March 2017]

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post reflects on digital identities.

Identity matters to us.

Inside the Information Society: Should we fear the platform economy?

London

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post reflects on the platform economy.

Last week I asked if we should fear online monopolies.

The National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper South Africa 2016: Commentary on the internet

The recently published white paper focuses on convergence of modern and traditional modes of communication, which is a big step in connecting the present to the future of information and communications technologies (ICTs). The use of data in formulating policies and monitoring progress is also a great step towards an evidence-based policy that measures progress within set timelines.

Data for better policy making

Image credits: sparkexperience.comImage credits: sparkexperience.comInformation and communications technology (ICT) policy makers are confronted with the conflicting challenge of providing a stable and predictable regulatory environment to maintain existing investments and create room for long-term investments while still adapting to the ever changing ICT

Women’s voices, men’s silence

This article explores the persuasiveness of women’s rights activists in Africa and proposes ways in which activists can counter the silence of men when it comes to these issues.

Are human rights enough?

In the past few days I got to thinking a lot about women’s rights.

Inside the Information Society: What does the latest ICT Development Index tell us?

London [28 November 2016]

Source: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)Source: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

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