Strategic use of the internet

Network of networks for a free and open internet
Network of networks for a free and open internet 19 January 2010

2010 promises to be a significant year for the future of the internet with a number of potential changes on the horizon. It could be the last year of existence for the Internet Governance Forum and ICANN is confronting big changes as it moves out from under the control of the US government. In this time of flux, policy windows can open and close quickly. APC is building a worldwide network of civil society policy advocates from different spheres of policy work and with diverse campaigning exp...

The APC ICT Policy Handbook (Second edition)
The APC ICT Policy Handbook (Second edition) 15 November 2009

APC launched its first ICT policy handbook “for beginners” in 2003 to critical acclaim. It was the first comprehensive guide for non-technicians. Now APC has published an entirely rewritten second edition, available free and online for anyone to download.    

Google Earth outreach offering East Africa workshops
Google Earth outreach offering East Africa workshops 16 October 2009

News has come through that Google Earth Outreach is organising a series of capacity building events in Kampala and Nairobi.

Grass root(er)s: Green e-activists of Eastern Europe enter politics
Grass root(er)s: Green e-activists of Eastern Europe enter politics 30 July 2009

The greens are growing like weeds in Bulgaria and Hungary and recently ecologists in Bulgaria made significant headway on yet another battle against a Goliath, preventing the further destruction along the Black Sea coast and high mountains to make way for luxury housing. Campaigns spread like viruses through emailing lists and online networks, and ultimately ended up on the streets in protest,...

What defines ‘adult content’ and what exactly do you mean by explicit?
What defines ‘adult content’ and what exactly do you mean by explicit? 22 July 2009

APC’s women’s programme has started a really cool research project on sexuality and the internet.

APC strategic priorities for 2009-12: The challenges and opportunities  to using internet for social justice today
APC strategic priorities for 2009-12: The challenges and opportunities to using internet for social justice today 14 May 2009

After several days of intense debate, APC members identified six issues as the key strategic areas that APC must tackle in the next five years: advocating for affordable internet access for all, ICTs and the environment, building the “information commons” , defending internet rights, critical and creative engagement of emerging technologies from a social change perspective and improving gov...

May First/People Link
May First/People Link 13 May 2009

May First/People Link is a politically progressive member-run and controlled organization that redefines the concept of "Internet Service Provider" in a collective and collaborative way. May First/People Link's members are organizers and activists. Like any democratic membership organization, they gather together each year to evaluate the past year's experiences, plan the coming year's work an...

Can social networking give a leg-up to the poor?
Can social networking give a leg-up to the poor? 30 March 2009

Can Facebook and YouTube help the poor tackle their pressing problems? Or is this promise just hype? One is faced with tough questions: Can “Web 2.0 tools” directly influence the poor themselves? Can those interested in poverty work do better to start with the “situation” rather than the “technology”? Or should one think big and dream of a network of networks encompassing a bi...

Citizens’ Participation And Political Rejuvenation In India
Citizens’ Participation And Political Rejuvenation In India 15 March 2009

It seems the efforts of people like Mr.Praveen Dalal are finally appreciated and have

FTX – A new way to bring together feminist techies and the women’s movement
FTX – A new way to bring together feminist techies and the women’s movement 10 March 2009

APC women’s Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) is training a key group of women’s rights advocates particularly those living in the developing world in essential internet, audio and other technical skills to enable them to use technology to most effectively document abuses, build knowledge, disseminate information, mobilise support and amplify pressures for change.