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30th anniversary: Our member Mitra Ardron shares his vision for APC in the next 10 years
30th anniversary: Our member Mitra Ardron shares his vision for APC in the next 10 years 02 October 2020 APCNews

Listen to the vision for the next 10 years of APC from our individual member Mitra Ardron from the United States and Australia, who envisions APC taking a leading role in ensuring everyone has access to the internet in the coming decade.

Sylvia Cadena
Sylvia Cadena 18 December 2018

Over the past two decades, Sylvia has worked on strategic use of the internet for development with an emphasis on capacity building. She has worked across the multistakeholder spectrum of organisations with technical and advisory roles, mainly on information systems, access provision and innovation.

Ian Peter
Ian Peter 31 May 2017

Ian Peter was one of the original founding Directors of APC, and was involved in early internet networks since the mid 1980s. He has maintained a continuing involvement with civil society involvement in internet issues, and has been a past Co-coordinator of the Internet Governance Caucus and the first Chair of the Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG) – a coalition of coalitions involved in...

Andrew Garton
Andrew Garton 25 May 2017

Andrew Garton is an independent filmmaker, musician and writer with a background in community access video and broadcasting. After a decade of music-making in the 1980s, his interest in participatory democracy and the distribution of chemical-free food led him to co-establishing Pegasus Networks, a pre-internet service throughout Australia, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. His work spans...

Online censorship in South Africa: Protecting or policing?
Online censorship in South Africa: Protecting or policing? 25 June 2012 Sonia Randhawa

The Spear is a painting that depicts the South African president Jacob Zuma in a rallying pose, with genitals exposed. It has caused controversy and been defaced. Images of the painting have gone viral on internet. In late May 2012, the South African Film and Publications Board classified the painting, as not suitable for people under the age of 16. But in a country where one in four women is r...

CC Case Studies
CC Case Studies 26 June 2009 Andrew Garton

[img_assist|nid=8855|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=213|height=300]Late 2008 a sensational homage to Creative Commons (CC) usage within Australasia was published. Edited by Rachel Cobcroft and produced in collaboration with the team at the Australian Creative Commons Clinic, >Building an Australasian Commons features a vast repertoire of projects and initiatives that have employed Crea...

Media convergence and information rights in Australia
Media convergence and information rights in Australia 07 March 2009 Ellie Rennie

Late 2008, Open Spectrum Australia (a kind of ‘think tank’ for community media) decided to bring together community media groups from both platforms to discuss the issue of media convergence. In order to provide a focus for the day, we came up with an information rights ‘campaign’ of our own and asked for feedback. This article reports on outcomes of the symposium, Quality/Control .

Support Sarawak Gone, innovative micro-docs series
Support Sarawak Gone, innovative micro-docs series 16 February 2009 Andrew Garton

Innovative micro-docs series produced by apc.au / Toy Satellite in association with Rengah Sarawak seeks support towards its completion. Sarawak Gone explores four remote Bidayuh communities accessible by foot within an hour’s drive from Kuching, capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia.

apc.au celebrates Document Freedom Day
apc.au celebrates Document Freedom Day 26 March 2008 Grant McHerron

APC member apc.au releases ten years of essays, lectures, reports and articles dealing with information communication technologies for cultural development to celebrate Document Freedom Day 2008

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