APC in the media and selected publications

This Day , Lagos , Nigeria
17 March 2009
1,100 reads
Computer World Kenya , Zambia
07 March 2009
979 reads
AllAfrica.com , Africa
04 February 2009
1,007 reads
British Broadcasting Corporation , United Kingdom
15 January 2009
1,049 reads
International Journal of Communication , United States of America
01 January 2007

APC’s network of affiliated organisations involves and incorporates actors from nearly all communication-information policy issues, and its network contains an unusual degree of technical knowledge about the Internet and telecommunication. APC have put particular emphasis on broadening access to ICTs in the developing world. But they were never just an ICT4D group; they also promoted free expression rights, privacy rights and gender equality as well. […] …when the WSIS debates shifted toward Internet governance APC alone was well prepared to handle it. That flexibility and scope, coupled with the facilitation and organising skills of APC’s professional staff, accounts for its centrality and influence.”

Conclusion of Milton Mueller et al in a case study on the role of advocacy groups in international communication and information policy. Extracted from Mueller, M. et al. (2007) “Democratising Global Communication? Global Civil Society and the Campaign for Communication Rights in the Information Society” in International Journal of Communication 1 (2007), pp. 267-296.

974 reads
Personal communication , Zimbabwe

Thank goodness for women like you. Thank you APC-Africa-Women for the support you have given my programme. I am proud to be one of you.

298 reads
OTTAWA , Canada

“I consider myself very fortunate to have interned with the encouraging, inspiring and committed group of people who make up APC. It was surprising to me how at home I was made to feel from the moment my internship began, not only because interns are not typically treated to such warm welcomes but also because I did not expect a virtual organisation to be so close-knit, warm, and connected. I really felt like a valued member of the team.

The depth of professional development that I gained through my internship also far outweighed my expectations. I learned so much about the relationship between ICTs and development, particularly with respect to environmental sustainability, while also enhancing my own ICT skills – skills which I had considered to be quite developed already. Also, writing for APCNews was an experience that I enjoyed immensely.

Needless to say, it was very difficult to leave APC when my internship ended. I am so happy that I was asked to join the team as a staff member. It is a genuine pleasure to work for APC.”

492 reads
Canada

"I could never have anticipated how motivating and inspiring it would be to work at APC. As an organization at the forefront of research and advocacy in the ICT4D field, APC provided me with the opportunity to learn immense amounts about the relationship between ICTs, access to knowledge, and development. I was particularly struck by the way in which APC's staff and its members and partners combine relevant, action-oriented policy research with advocacy to achieve concrete results. I would strongly recommend an internship with APC to anyone interested in the field of ICTs for development."

972 reads
“Democratising Global Communication? Global Civil Society and the Campaign for Communication Rights in the Information Society” in International Journal of Communication , USA
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There is no doubt that WSIS was a more substantive, inclusive and meaningful exercise in global governance because of the civil society mobilization pioneered by [the] CRIS [Campaign] and managed so impressively by APC.
[..] APC’s network of affiliated organisations involves and incorporates actors from nearly all communication-information policy issues, and its network contains an unusual degree of technical knowledge about the Internet and telecommunication. APC have put particular emphasis on broadening access to ICTs in the developing world. But they were never just an ICT4D group; they also promoted free expression rights, privacy rights and gender equality as well. […] …when the WSIS debates shifted toward Internet governance APC alone was well prepared to handle it. That flexibility and scope, coupled with the facilitation and organising skills of APC’s professional staff, accounts for its centrality and influence.

220 reads
United States of America

APC’s network of affiliated organisations involves and incorporates actors from nearly all communication-information policy issues, and its network contains an unusual degree of technical knowledge about the Internet and telecommunication. APC have put particular emphasis on broadening access to ICTs in the developing world. But they were never just an ICT4D group; they also promoted free expression rights, privacy rights and gender equality as well. […] …when the WSIS debates shifted toward Internet governance APC alone was well prepared to handle it. That flexibility and scope, coupled with the facilitation and organising skills of APC’s professional staff, accounts for its centrality and influence.”

Conclusion of Milton Mueller et al in a case study on the role of advocacy groups in international communication and information policy. Extracted from Mueller, M. et al. (2007) “Democratising Global Communication? Global Civil Society and the Campaign for Communication Rights in the Information Society” in International Journal of Communication 1 (2007), pp. 267-296.

273 reads

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