ICT for development

Human rights online and ICT4D – Two sides of the same coin


On 10 December, 2013, the Association for Progressive Communications and the Web We Want campaign hosted a workshop at the sixth annual Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Development conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Until recently, advocates for freedom on the internet have tended to operate in relative isolation from

APC at ICT and Development Conference 2013

CAPE TOWN 5 December 2013 (AG for APCNews)

The sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development will take place from 7-10 December in Cape Town, South Africa. APC members, members and partners will be attending. Find out more about our activities.

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Digital Empowerment Foundation honoured at ITU Forum for "Wireless for Communities" project

20 November 2013 (APCNews)

On 19 November, 2013, the Digital Empowerment Foundation was honoured for the Wireless for Communities project at the 2013 ITU Telcom World Forum.

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Call for Nomination for DEF's eNGO Challenge

JOHANNESBURG 18 September 2013 (APCNews)

The Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and the Public Interest Registry call for nominations for the 2013 eNGO Challenge. The Challenge seeks to recognise, salute and honour best NGO practices using ICTs worldwide. The deadline has been extended to 25 September 2013.

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Google Big Tent Johannesburg


“The internet is the industrial revolution of our generation,” said Justin Stanford, Co-founder and CEO, 4Di Group at Big Tent Johannesburg on September 5 2013.

Carlos Afonso delivers the opening speech at CSTD 16th session

JOHANNESBURG 6 June 2013 (APCNews)

Carlos Afonso of APC’s member organisation in Brazil, Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação (Nupef), delivers a compelling opening speech at the 16th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) in Geneva, 3-7 June 2013.

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FIRE Awards deadline extended due to great public interest


Due to immense interest in the FIRE Programme Awards 2013, we are extending the deadline, again. We don‘’t want you to miss out, so here is your last opportunity to apply for the awards.

The deadline for submission is now 31 May 2013! That gives you more time to apply.

APC to attend event on Open Development in LAC region

21 March 2013 (APCNews)

APC’s Valeria Betancourt is undertaking research for the IDRC initiative “25 years of the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean.” As part of the research, APC will attend an event on “Open Development: Exploring the future of the information society,” in early April 2013. The ongoing project focuses on the emerging concept of open development in LAC.

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