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Guifi.net
Guifi.net 13 April 2017

Guifi.net (pronounced /’gIfI/) is a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic project with the objective of creating a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. The Guifi.net project puts in practice a disruptive economic model based on the commons model and the collaborative economy, in which volunteers, SMEs and public administrations cooperate to build and operate sustainable common-pool network infrastructure. As of December 2016, Guifi.net accounted for mo...

The constellations in internet history: A conversation with Ian Peter, founder of Pegasus Networks
The constellations in internet history: A conversation with Ian Peter, founder of Pegasus Networks 08 March 2017

APCNews interviewed internet pioneer and historian Ian Peter, founder of Australia's first public internet provider and founding director of APC, who recently formally joined the APC network as an individual member. 

APC subgrant supports advocacy to solve internet access problems in Cameroon
APC subgrant supports advocacy to solve internet access problems in Cameroon 22 December 2016

APC member organisation PROTEGE QV is hosting a training workshop on advocacy strategies to push for a faster internet in Cameroon. The workshop has brought together close to 20 participants including telecommunication students, media representatives, industry players and members of civil society.

Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document
Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document 06 December 2016

In an effort to develop appropriate strategies for digital inclusion of women in northern Nigeria, CITAD undertook pilot research to understand the factors that inhibit the effective use of the internet by women in the region, with the support of an APC subgrant.

APC contribution to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues: Open consultation on “Building an enabling environment for access to the Internet”
APC contribution to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues: Open consultation on “Building an enabling environment for access to the Internet” 01 September 2016

APC’s input to the open consultation reflects particularly on the reasons why digital exclusion persists and offers some suggestions to address it.

32nd Session of the Human Rights Council: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, freedom of peaceful assembly and association
32nd Session of the Human Rights Council: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, freedom of peaceful assembly and association 17 June 2016

APC welcomes the report by the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, particularly his focus on “the right to education in the digital age” and his observation that the digital divide persists and continues to result in unequal opportunities for education both between and within countries.

32nd session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement by APC at the Annual Full-Day Discussion on the Human Rights of Women
32nd session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement by APC at the Annual Full-Day Discussion on the Human Rights of Women 16 June 2016

APC welcomes the prioritisation of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in Goal 5 of the 2030 Agenda, in particular, recognition of the need to enhance the use of enabling technology to achieve this as a clear target.

Written statement by the Association for Progressive Communications on the right to education and the internet
Written statement by the Association for Progressive Communications on the right to education and the internet 10 June 2016

APC welcomes the report by the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, particularly the substantial consideration given to the role of the internet and technology in education, and the observation that the digital divide persists and continues to result in unequal opportunities for education.

Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it
Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it 13 April 2016

In a new position paper from APC, we unpack the underlying causes of limited connectivity, the shortcomings of current initiatives, and propose a set of policy responses to address the access gap.    

Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it
Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it 13 April 2016

In a new position paper from APC, we unpack the underlying causes of limited connectivity, analyse the shortcomings of current initiatives, and propose a set of policy responses to address the access gap.