For those of us who have access to it, the internet has become an essential part of our daily information and communication needs. However millions of people still do not have affordable, reliable or sufficient connectivity. APC believes the internet is a global public good. Founded in 1990, we are an international network and non-profit organisation that wants everyone to have access to a free and open internet to improve our lives and create a more just world.

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Exploring technology-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2 September 2015 (GenderIT.org)

We’re back with the third in a series of seven mini-editions highlighting the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Using the voices and stories of three women survivors and research led by civil society organisation One World Platform for Southeast Europe, this edition explores various facets of technology-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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APC and Web We Want: New grants will help promote African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms in seven countries

1 September 2015

Web We Want announces recipients of small grants to promote the African Declaration of Internet Rights and Freedoms. At APC we are delighted to see among them our member, Cameroon Protégé QV. Read about the other recipients and the Declaration.

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Mobilising the internet governance landscape in Africa

29 August 2015 (APCNews)

In order to contribute to the strengthening of internet governance processes and spaces in the region, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is organising and supporting a series of events to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on different dates during September 2015. Check out these activities and visit the relevant websites for more information.

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#AtTheEdge: Human rights organisations call on Malaysian government to protect freedom of expression and right to protest

28 August 2015 (APCNews)

APC and other human rights organisations join together to urge the Malaysian government respect its own commitment to internet freedom by facilitating freedom of expression during this weekend’s upcoming Bersih 4.0 protests. Read our statement to the Prime Minister.

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Web We Want campaign announces new small grants

20 August 2015 (Web We Want)

Today, the Web We Want campaign, in collaboration with APC, supported by the Ford Foundation, is delighted to announce the partners who will receive five small grants: Asociația pentru Tehnologie și Internet, the Calyx Institute, European Digital Rights Initiative, Nuvem Estacao de Arte e Tecnologia and Proyecto MartAdero.

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Bangladesh: Government must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings

19 August 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan strongly condemn the murder of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel. We grieve over this senseless act of violence together with Niloy’s family and friends, and extend unconditional solidarity and our deepest condolences to the victims of crimes of intolerance towards free expression.

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Malaysia: Proposal to require registration of online news portals would contribute to crackdown on free expression

19 August 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC and EMPOWER denounce the proposed reforms in Malaysia, as they will contribute to the crackdown on free expression in Malaysia.

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New Activist Toolkit: ICTs for Feminist Movement Building

11 August 2015 (JASS, APC and Women'sNet for APCNews)

This toolkit aims to assist activists to think through their communication strategies in a way that supports movement building. It offers a practical guide to writing a communication strategy and reviews a number of tools (ICTs) and technology-related campaigns which can be used in organising work.

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APC's new member, CITAD, in the words of a founder

7 August 2015 (APCNews)


Nigeria’s Centre for Information Technology and Development comes with an enlightening vision: “A knowledge-based democratic society free of hunger.” As CITAD joins APC, read its story in the words of one of its founders, Yanusa Ya’u.

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APC Statement of Solidarity with Netzpolitik Journalists

4 August 2015 (APCNews)


The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) decries the now suspended treason investigation into Netzpolitik journalists Markus Beckedahl and Andre Meister.

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Annual review: Our network's impact on internet rights

MONTREAL 31 July 2015 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

APC’s Annual Report for 2014 highlights the achievements of our membership and organisation towards securing and defending internet access and rights, fostering good internet governance, strengthening use and development of transformative technology, ending technology-based violence against women and girls, and strengthening APC community networks. Dozens of stories from around the world provide a look back at APC’s most significant moments in 2014.

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Celebrate with us! 25 years of working for ICTs for social justice and sustainable development

MONTREAL 31 July 2015 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

There are many opportunities to join our 25th anniversary celebrations – just check out this list of activities. Have a memory to share? Post it online with #APC25 or send it in! Then read about what else is happening in your region.

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Looking back to move ahead: A recap of the WSIS+10 Overall Review

NEW YORK 23 July 2015 (Deborah Brown for APCNews)

The 2005 UN World Summit on the Information Society set the tone for global discussions on internet and society that continue to dominate the sector. At the end of 2015, the UN General Assembly is holding a high-level meeting to review the WSIS, which again will profoundly shape the debate in the short and long term.

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APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

17 July 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC welcomes the appointment of Mr. Joseph Cannataci as the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, which was announced on 3 July. Cannataci’s appointment is a historic step to address the right to privacy at the global level.

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Imagine a Feminist Internet: The conversation is on!

PERGAMINO 17 July 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNoticias)

The second Imagine a Feminist Internet meeting organised by the Association for Progressive Communications will take place in Malaysia on 22-24 July 2015, as a continuation of the space opened in 2014. Share your analysis and thoughts on how you imagine a feminist internet using #imagineafeministinternet and join the conversation on Twitter!

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