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E-waste challenges in developing countries: South Africa case study 30 November 2007 Alan Finlay

This discussion paper, commissioned by the APC, aims to raise the profile of e-waste issues in developing countries so that the implications of information and communications technology (ICTs) for development initiatives can be better understood – particularly in the context of the increasing f...

Paddling in circles while the waters rise: Gender issues in ICTs and poverty reduction 30 November 2007 Angela M Kuga Thas

This brief was published for the Gender and ICT Awards knowledge-sharing session where the winners and guests deliberate the issue: Can ICTs really help in women’s economic empowerment? This session was held at the 10th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development in Bangkok, Th...

World Summit on the Information Society: APC's recommendation on internet governance
World Summit on the Information Society: APC's recommendation on internet governance 30 November 2007 APC

APC has participated extensively in the internet governance process at the World Summit on Information Society. Out of this participation and in collaboration with other partners, including members of the WSIS civil society internet governance caucus, APC has crystallized a set of recommendations...

APC reflections at the commencement of the 2nd IGF
APC reflections at the commencement of the 2nd IGF 30 November 2007 APC

APC’s reflections and priorities at the commencement of the second Internet Governance Forum held in Rio de Janeiro in November 2007. This document includes APC’s assessment of the first forum, held in Athens in 2006, and highlights our priorities for the second IGF.

APC statement from the 2007 Internet Governance Forum
APC statement from the 2007 Internet Governance Forum 20 November 2007 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications’ initial assessment of the second Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and suggestions for moving towards the third forum in New Delhi in 2008.

Digital television and radio: Democratisation or greater concentration?
Digital television and radio: Democratisation or greater concentration? 15 November 2007 Gustavo Gómez Germano

Digitalisation of media is an approaching reality for Latin American countries. This technologic paradigm shift promises more democratic and diverse access to radio and TV frequencies. However, there is also a great risk of reproducing the same inequalities and power relations that exist in the ...

Whose information society? Developing country and civil society voices in the World Summit on the Information Society
Whose information society? Developing country and civil society voices in the World Summit on the Information Society 05 November 2007 David Souter

This paper summarises a study of developing country and civil society participation and influence in WSIS that was commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). As well as analysing participation, the study looked at the impact of WSIS on international ICT decision-making ...

The World Summit on the Information Society: An overview of follow-up
The World Summit on the Information Society: An overview of follow-up 05 November 2007 Karen Banks, Willie Currie and Anriette Esterhuysen

Civil society, in its final statement on WSIS, expressed its commitment to continue “its involvement in the future mechanisms for policy debate, implementation and follow-up on Information Society issues” by building on the processes and structures that developed during the WSIS process. But ...

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