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Roots with wings: APC appoints new executive director

16 February 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Anriette Esterhuysen has been the executive director of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) since June 2000. After 17 years of leadership of APC as an organisation and a network, Esterhuysen has announced her decision to step down from her role as executive director.

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Global Commission on Internet Governance's Report: One Internet

By Global Commission on Internet Governance (June 2016, APC )

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Letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10)

By APC (June 2015, APC )

The goal of people-centred information societies can only be achieved through constant adherence to the principle of inclusive participation. This is why meaningful participation of all stakeholders is so important in the ten-year review and in furthering the WSIS vision beyond 2015.

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FLOSS development is a best practice in cybersecurity


I participated in the 10th annual Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico last month in December 2016.

What do we want to accomplish in 2017?

3 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

At APC, we will keep working on promoting access to a free and open internet to improve our lives and create a more just world. What does this mean specifically and what do we wish to accomplish in 2017?

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Economic, Social, Cultural Rights and the Internet: The Feminist Take

14 December 2016 (

Does internet technology make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that the edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer. The GISWatch report on ESC rights looks at various contexts around the world of how the internet has acted largely as an enabler for ESC rights, and sometimes as a dis-abler or rather a selective enabler, that widens the gaps around existing axis of social and economic difference.

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APC at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum

1 December 2016 (APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 6 to 9 December 2016. This page is your go-to resource, compiling all the events hosted and co-organised by APC, a schedule of events in which APC and members are participating, and a how-to brief to support the coverage of the event.

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APC at the 2016 IGF: A schedule of events in which APC is participating

Date and time: 
Dec 5 2016 - Dec 9 2016



PRE-EVENTS – 5 December 2016

Edison Lanza regional consultation on internet rights
9:00-15:00 | WS Rooms 7 and 10

UNESCO – Safety of journalists
16:00-18:00 | WS Room 1
APC as speaker
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Best Practice Forum: Cybersecurity
16:30-18:00 | WS Room 6
APC invo

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