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The problem of the information format (for networks) 18 February 2010 Dr. Richard Rogers

This report seeks to understand how networks deal with information formats – are certain formats routinely filed away or deleted, whist others tend to circulate? The report provides an introduction to the some of the arguments about how to approach the problem of information formats (for networ...

Planting the Knowledge Seed: Adapting to climate change using ICTs 26 January 2010 Patrick Kalas and Alan Finlay

Studies reveal that the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) makes up 2% of all global emissions – the same amount as the airline industry. By 2012, 4.5 billion people will have access to a mobile phone – the majority will be those live on less than USD 2 a day and be the ...

Consultation to explore building a transnational advocacy network of networks on public policy related to internet governance
Consultation to explore building a transnational advocacy network of networks on public policy related to internet governance 15 January 2010 APC

APC convened a small consultation on 15 September 2008 in Geneva to explore how best civil society networks can be more effective in ensuring openness, human rights and transparent and accountable governance in the information society sphere. The objectives of the meeting were to: establish and...

Why the Association for Progressive Communications is different
Why the Association for Progressive Communications is different 21 December 2009 Mitra and Deborah L. Miller

A paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the International Communications Association in 1987 about and on the future of APC. APC would be formally founded in 1990.  

Open Spectrum For Development: Kenya Case Study
Open Spectrum For Development: Kenya Case Study 16 December 2009 Muriuki Mureithi PhD

At the regulatory layer, Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) is a key actor with a legal mandate on spectrum management in Kenya. Kenya Communications Act 1998, Kenya Communications Act 2010, and subsequent subsidiary legislation as promulgated by the Minister define the CCK’s mandate. App...

EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review
EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review 09 December 2009 Mabel Bianco and Andrea Mariño

This policy review includes a historical and contextual overview of international and regional policy documents on the area of internet governance as well as sexual rights, with a focus on pornography and sexuality in relation to policy and regulation.

EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Literature Review
EROTICS: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Literature Review 09 December 2009 Manjima Bhattacharjya and Maya Indira Ganesh

This is the literature review produced as part of the APC WNSP EROTICS: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet project. It includes women’s rights and feminist approaches to the internet, theoretical frameworks on gender and technology, key themes in literature on sexuality, women a...

Global Information Society Watch 2009: Access to online information and knowledge – advancing human rights and democracy
Global Information Society Watch 2009: Access to online information and knowledge – advancing human rights and democracy 13 November 2009 APC and Hivos

The Global Information Society Watch 2009 report unpacks the key issues impacting on access to online information and knowledge, including discussions on intellectual property rights, knowledge rights, open standards and access to educational materials and libraries.

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