APC Talk

New Publication by the Canadian Journal of Communication - Democratizing Communication Policy in the Americas: Why It Matters 30 November 2011

The Canadian Journal of Communication has published a special issue titled Democratizing Communication Policy in the Americas: Why It Matters, V36 #1/2011. As Dr Roberta G.

Amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups through Community Radio in Bangladesh 28 November 2011

Rural people of Bangladesh entered into an era of community broadcasting to amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups through 14 community radio stations around the country. Community Radio provides the local community access to information and through exchange of information, lead...

Notes from the Sida conference on Internet Activism
Notes from the Sida conference on Internet Activism 23 November 2011 GJ

The recent conference on internet activism, put on by the Swedish International Development Agency, was particularly enlightening.

Technology Bundle – the Benefits of Combined Phone and Internet Service in 21st Century
Technology Bundle – the Benefits of Combined Phone and Internet Service in 21st Century 22 November 2011 APC

When you install a Charter cable service that combines phone and internet (and also TV, if you like, making the full three prongs of a triple play package), you get benefits all over the place.

14 new public library services using ICT for development
14 new public library services using ICT for development 21 November 2011 APC

Smart phones, an Internet-enabled library on wheels, online medical consultations, websites and webinars, SMS – 14 more public libraries are using cutting-edge ICT to serve community information needs and to contribute to local and national development goals. The fourteen new public library ser...

Building advocacy networks between environmental and  internet rights movements
Building advocacy networks between environmental and internet rights movements 15 November 2011 APC

In South Eastern Europe, as in most parts of the world, environmental activists and experts have been among the first to take advantage of the internet and ICT resources. More recently a new generation of green citizen movements and political parties in countries like Bulgaria and Hungary have us...

APC member May First/People Link sets new standard for transparency
APC member May First/People Link sets new standard for transparency 09 November 2011 GJ

The cooperatively-owned internet service provider May First/People Link has set a new standard for transparency. It has set up a wiki space which includes details on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the threats it poses to activists: “The impact of this law is devastating for activists.

AWID launches FRIDA Young Feminist Fund
AWID launches FRIDA Young Feminist Fund 04 November 2011 Grady

Recently, the FRIDA Young Feminist Fund launched its website with the goal of helping young feminists gain access to the resources that are critical to their work. The fund was born out of an initiative of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and subsequently the Central Ame...