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Zero-Rating, Net Neutrality, and the Regulatory Toolbox

The tools available to communication regulators to ensure a fair, competitive market fall into two broad categories.  The first category is the ability to incentivise more competition and better behaviour in general.  This can happen through lowering the barriers to market entry, through opening up new means of service delivery, etc.

Catching the Wave: Family Planning is Taking Off in West Africa

“In Mali, at a family planning clinic, I saw a woman who couldn't afford the services so the clinic staff were sending her home. I said to the staff, ‘Do you have a sliding scale [for paying the fee]? She's poor. She needs this.

"What is the Global Conference on Cyberspace?" FAQs on the GCCS, The Hague, 16-17 April 2015

The fourth Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS2015) will take place in The Hague from 16-17 April 2015.

As Ebola Resurges in Guinea, So Do Government Efforts to Quash It

Last month, one year after the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa, I traveled to Guinea.Apart from the routine screening for travelers with high temperatures, there was nothing in the arrival area of the Conakry airport to indicate an Ebola

Publishing and the art of iteration

Eighteen months ago, “The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator” hit the shelves. The product of a combination of donations, crowdfunding, ten inspiring innovators, an editor with too much time on his hands, and an engaged publisher, the book was always something of an experiment.

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