ICTDev Pulse

Resolving the Free Basics Paradox

Today the Indian communication regulator announced that it would forbid the provision of differential pricing for data services on the basis of content.

The mobile communications services industry in India: has it led to India becoming a manufacturing hub for telecommunication equipments?

The growth performance of the Indian mobile communications services industry is now reasonably well recorded. It is one of the few industries in India which has travelled significantly from being a monopolistic and somnolent industry from the innovation point of view to an extremely competitive and technologically speaking dynamic industry.

Fred Turner: The link from anti-fascist art and the “historical problem” of Facebook

Fred Turner, the leading chronicler of the links between the 60s counterculture and the internet revolution, turned his sights to the rise of multimedia in America prior to the 1960s in his recent book The Democratic Surround.

Latin American civil society experts discuss media concentration and digital convergence in Montevideo

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4 February 2016
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Thirty civil society experts from eight Latin American countries are gathering in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss media concentration and identify the policy and regulatory strategies needed to strengthen media plurality in this new enviro

Can digital jobs solve Africa's unemployment crisis

In Africa more than two hundred million people are aged between 15 and 24, and this number is likely to double in the next 30 years. As these young people look to enter the workforce many will face unsafe, insecure, part-time, poorly paid work or unemployment.

In West Africa, mHero Inspires Country to Country Collaboration

During the Ebola crisis my fellow Sierra Leoneans and I saw how conflicting messages and misperceptions about the disease contributed to its spread.I began working with IntraHealth International as a consultant in November 2015, right after

Open Source App Takes on Ebola and Mental Health in Liberia

Angie Nyakoon and Amanda Gbarmo Ndorbor are two outspoken and energetic women who oversee the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in Liberia.
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