Open Letter: Facebook, Fix "Real Name” Policy

7 October 2015

A group of NGOs, including APC, have sent an open letter to Facebook, in representation of individuals who have experienced harm as a result of Facebook’s “real name” policy.

Advancing Gender Equality in Health Systems

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Rachel Deussom, Constance Newman, Alfredo Fort, Laura Hurley, and Alex Collins

Inveneo’s Executive Director to Join the ICT4D Subcommittee to the U.S. Department of State

Inveneo is proud to announce that its Executive Director, Bruce Baikie, has recently accepted position as a member of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Development Subcommittee to the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee for International Communications and Information Policy.

How To Let GSM Serve The People That Other Networks Can’t Reach

Mobile telephony has transformed access to communication in emerging markets.  In 1994, there were more telephone lines in New York City than in the whole of Africa.  These days, about two thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa is covered by a mobile phone signal.  That’s an amazing and profound change yet there are still millions of people who don’t have access to mobile networks.

How to Think About Universal Access

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that any person in possession of a mobile phone must be in want of an Internet connection.  Please allow that mangling of Jane Austen to exist as a placeholder for the assumption that everyone having affordable access to communication infrastructure

How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders?

22 December 2014

How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders (HRDs) in their work?

GISWatch reports: Monitoring ICT for development, democracy and social justice

18 December 2014
(Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

GISWatch is an annual report covering the state of

A Look at Spectrum in Four African Countries

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Africa and Spectrum 2.0

Does effective spectrum management make a real difference when it comes to more pervasive and affordable access to communication?

Why You Should Read TV White Spaces – A Pragmatic Approach

book-imageMarco Zennaro and Ermanno Pietrosemoli of the Abdus Salaam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (

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