On 19 November 2008, the Internet Society announced that ESLARED (Fundación Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes) was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award.
Congratulations to APC member Jinbonet of Korea, who will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on November 14th. As innovators of ICT for social justice, Jinbonet has been a leader in its commitment to social rights, gender equality, use of free and open source software (FOSS), and has been an integral part of APC’s work in Asia and at large. APC has learnt so much from this truly dedicated and steadfast organisation, and will continue to do so.
As part of our media outreach strategy, the APC communications team conducted a media trend analysis from September 2008 to February 2009 on the theme of “affordable internet”.
By using Google alerts, we monitored and analysed who and where this topic was being covered, and if then how the media was covering the theme. You can read the monthly reports and analysis.
Every now and then a conference happens at the right time, in the right place, and in the right way. MobileActive08, hosted and organised by SANGONeT falls into this category.
The HackMeeting is a participatory meeting in which the organizer/attendee dichotomy vanishes in the need of auto-organizing the meeting collectively.
The recent release of the 2008 Basic Capabilities Index (BCI) results, an alternative poverty estimate produced by Social Watch, revealed that the current rate of progress is moving at a snail’s pace. Out of 176 countries where a BCI figure is being measured, only 21 have made noticeable progress over the past 8 years. As such, the international poverty reduction goals for 2015 will not be met; in fact in certain areas such as sub-Saharan Africa, an entire century would be needed. Social Watch is an initiative of the Third World Institute (ITeM), member of APC in Uruguay.
The ASEAN People’s Forum is a People-to People platform to be held prior to the 14th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok.
Media strategy for 2009-12 Karen Higgs, communications manager, updated December 2011. Outlines our principal strategic activities.
Social media strategy 2011 How APC communications is using Twitter and to a much lesser extent Facebook.