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APC Strategic Framework 2009-12 (Short version)

By APC (June 2009, APC )

This is a shortened version of APC's Strategic Action Plan for 2009-2012. It presents APC's strategic priorities, strategies, APC-wide activities and the organisations and groups we hope to engage with during the four-year period. It also includes a brief overview of the strategic planning process, and information about APC.

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New APC member May First / People Link : Redefining the way non-profits use the internet

CALGARY 28 May 2009 (LC for APCNews)

May First/People Link, a New York collective, has been hosting websites and providing technology solutions and support to the city’s non-profits since the late ’90s. They have doubled in size since 2005 to about 250 members – without government or foundation funding. During the US Social Forum 2007 they provided all the technology for the event and are in the middle of planning for the next USSF. Find out more about APC’s newest member.

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Internet rights charter goes audio in Latin America

MONTEVIDEO 28 May 2009 (AL for APCNews)

APC and the Latin American Association for Educational Radio (ALER) have launched an audio version of the APC Charter on internet rights in Spanish, available on the web in the form of podcasts.

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APC's strategic priorities – 2009-2012

MONTEVIDEO 14 May 2009 (APC for APC)

In late 2007, APC members from almost forty countries and five continents met to define the strategic priorities for APC until 2012. They assessed the context faced by APC and civil society organisations using internet and other ICTs for social change. They considered trends in accessing the internet (including the role of mobile phones), in internet and information policy and regulation and in social networking and media. They also looked at other factors like climate change, which will have a huge impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. After several days of deliberation, six issues were identified as key strategic areas that APC must tackle to ensure that the internet remains free and open and that more and more people can connect to it and use it to improve their lives and create a more just world.

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Tanzanian telecenters share costs of wireless 'Net'

Computer World Kenya, Zambia
Tanzanian telecenters share costs of wireless 'Net'
07 May 2009

"Telecenters in rural Tanzania have challenged the idea that the ICT needs of rural communities are being met by mobile phone operators, according to a recent report by the Association for Progressive Communication (APC), a network of nonprofit ICT development organizations."

Radio France International talks to Tanzanian rural telecentre pioneer

Radio France International, USA
Radio France International talks to Tanzanian rural telecentre pioneer
07 May 2009

The Family Alliance for Development and Cooperation (FADECO) has come a long way since 1993, when Joseph Sekiku and friends formed an alliance to help overcome poverty in north-western Tanzania. Starting as a network of people sharing an internet connection, the small telecentre eventually became a computer literacy training station, an internet café, and has expanded to an informative radio station reaching two million listeners, many of whom are farmers. Radio France International interviewed Joseph after his story was featured in an APC study called Unbounded Possibilities: Observations on sustaining rural ICTs. Listen to the interview (off-site).

What people say about APC

Canada
What people say about APC
07 May 2009

"I could never have anticipated how motivating and inspiring it would be to work at APC."

APC "an encouraging, inspiring and committed group of people"

OTTAWA, Canada
APC "an encouraging, inspiring and committed group of people"
07 May 2009

"I consider myself very fortunate to have interned with the encouraging, inspiring and committed group of people who make up APC."

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