Free internet

Anriette Esterhuysen
Anriette Esterhuysen 19 September 2022

Anriette Esterhuysen was the executive director of APC until March 2017. Prior to joining APC, Anriette was executive director of SANGONeT, an internet service provider and training institution for civil society, labour and community organisations. She was active in the struggle against Apartheid from 1980 onwards. From 1987 to 1992 she did information and communication work in development and human rights organisations in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Anriette, with many others, helped establis...

Open Net
Open Net 22 October 2021

Open Net is aspiring to become not only a legal and legislative advocacy organisation that fights regulations, but also a think tank that inquires into the reasons for these regulations and “thinks aloud” with the Korean public and the world on what can be done to prevent the internet from becoming a “closed” circuit for some people, instead of an “open network”. Open Net aims to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration to explore effective policies and solutions in the fo...

TEDIC
TEDIC 21 October 2019

The Association of Technology, Education, Development, Research and Communication (TEDIC) is a Paraguayan NGO founded in 2012 that develops open civic technology and defends digital rights for a free culture on the internet. Its mission is to promote the principles of a free culture and defend civil rights on the internet, fostering spaces for interaction and exchange of knowledge and developin...

Open Culture Foundation (OCF)
Open Culture Foundation (OCF) 08 January 2019

The Open Culture Foundation (OCF) is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation founded in 2014 by several members of Taiwan’s open source community. Its main goal is to support local communities to advocate the use of open technologies in broader sectors, including open source software, open hardware and open data.

Gayathry Venkiteswaran
Gayathry Venkiteswaran 31 May 2017

Gayathry is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, where she also teaches media and politics and communications technologies. Her research focus is on media reforms in Southeast Asia. Prior to this, she was executive director of the Bangkok-based Southeast Asian Press Alliance for five years, working on press freedom, journalists safety, access to information and inter...

guifi.net
guifi.net 13 April 2017

guifi.net is a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic project with the objective of creating a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. The guifi.net project puts in practice a disruptive economic model based on the commons model and the collaborative economy, in which volunteers, SMEs and public administrations cooperate to build and operate sustainable common-p...

Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) 03 June 2008

The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multistakeholder platform for people and institutions interested in information and communications technology (ICT) policy and regulation. It was established in 2003 as part of APC's project on Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA). The network seeks to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT sector in support of the national aim of ICT-enabled...

Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE)
Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE) 06 March 2008

VOICE is a right based research and advocacy organisation working mainly on the issues of human rights - right to information and communication justice, privacy rights and data protection, digital rights and hygiene, freedom of expression, countering hate speech and misinformation, civic space protection, as well as around the issues of aid and development effectiveness, economic just...

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