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User-generated content and social networking in the Arab spring and beyond 30 May 2011 Alex Comninos

This paper is part of a series of policy briefs on the mobile internet from a human rights perspective A contested terrain User-generated content played an important role in the recent protests and uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), collectively referred to as the “Arab sprin...

Policy and regulatory issues in the mobile internet 30 May 2011 Russell Southwood

This paper is part of a series of policy briefs on the mobile internet from a human rights perspective The mobile internet as new media The mobile phone is rapidly becoming media, both as a primary source for content and as a platform for delivery of content. With rapid changes in what a mobile p...

The mobile internet from a human rights perspective: Collected policy briefs
The mobile internet from a human rights perspective: Collected policy briefs 30 May 2011 APC

Whilst an increasing number of countries have ICT development strategies in place, these often focus on expanding access to technology and do not pay adequate consideration to issues around usability, active citizenship, culture and rights.

How to avoid becoming a cyberstalking victim
How to avoid becoming a cyberstalking victim 02 May 2011 APC

Almost one million adults are the victims of cyberstalkers every year. APC’s new tip sheet gives concrete advice on precautions you can take and what to do if a cyberstalker targets you.

Open spectrum for development: Policy brief
Open spectrum for development: Policy brief 17 January 2011 Evan Light

This policy brief by Evan Light provides a brief history of how spectrum use has developed over the past 80 years, examines how it is currently being managed and what the current issues surrounding spectrum are, and makes a case for open spectrum.

Media brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet
Media brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet 28 April 2010 APC

Put sex and new technology together and you’ll always get waves. Victorian societies were scandalised by the arrival of the telephone because women –who were chaperoned at all times– could potentially talk with suitors in private. Over the last decade, the internet has been censored and con...

The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable
The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable 15 May 2008 Abiodun Jagun

Submarine cables serving Africa in 2007 (APC)This study examining the impact the SAT-3 fibre optic submarine cable has had on telecommunications in four African countries has found that the potential of the cable has not been properly exploited. Instead, ownership of the cable by telecoms incumbe...

The Case for “Open Access” in Africa: Mauritius case study
The Case for “Open Access” in Africa: Mauritius case study 15 May 2008 Russell Southwood

This case study looks at the relationship between international bandwidth prices in Mauritius and the impact of its Cyber Island strategy. Whilst other countries along the SAT-3/SAFE cable have struggled to find ways to address the high costs of monopoly international bandwidth on this cable, Mau...

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