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Rhizomatica, winner of the Mozilla NSF-WINS Challenge Grand Prize
Rhizomatica, winner of the Mozilla NSF-WINS Challenge Grand Prize 26 September 2018 APCNews

The High­-frequency Emergency and Rural Multimedia Exchange System (HERMES) project by APC member Rhizomatica is the winner of this year's Mozilla NSF-WINS Grand Prize for unconnected communities. On 26 September, Mozilla and the National Science Foundation announced the grand prize winners in the Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (NSF-WINS) Challenges, which promote the development of technological solutions for remote and unconnected a...

Workers' rights in the digital age: LaborFest 2018
Workers' rights in the digital age: LaborFest 2018 27 June 2018 APC

The 25th annual LaborFest, established in 1994 to institutionalise the history and culture of working people in an annual labour cultural, film and arts festival, is taking place 1-31 July in San Francisco, USA. The theme of this year's event is “Surviving the Billionaire Robot Assault in the 21st Century”, and APC member organisation LaborNet is linking up the use of technology and communication from Silicon Valley to San Francisco and how this is affecting working people as part of Labo...

Mark Graham
Mark Graham 28 March 2018

Mark Graham has created and managed innovative online products and services since 1984. As director of the Wayback Machine, he is responsible for capturing, preserving and helping people discover and use more than one billion new web captures each week. Mark was most recently senior vice president with NBC News where he managed several business units including GardenWeb and Stringwire, a live m...

Mitra Ardron
Mitra Ardron 22 March 2018

Mitra Ardron founded GreenNet in 1985 and co-founded APC in 1989. He was very involved in internet standards for many years before focusing on technological solutions to sustainability and poverty for the last  decade, starting or building several companies involved in green materials and renewable energy. Most recently he started Lumeter, which was the leading provider of pay-as...

Mallory Knodel
Mallory Knodel 21 March 2018

As the Head of Digital for ARTICLE 19, Mallory Knodel integrates a human rights, people-centred approach to communications and technology work for social justice movements, specialising in cybersecurity policy advocacy. She was formerly a communications manager for APC.

Riseup Networks
Riseup Networks 23 November 2017

The Riseup Collective is an autonomous body based in Seattle with collective members world wide. Their purpose is to aid in the creation of a free society, a world with freedom, without oppression or hierarchy, where power is shared equally. They do this by providing communication and computer resources to allies engaged in struggles against capitalism and other forms of oppression.

New report analyses DDoS attacks against Black Lives Matter website
New report analyses DDoS attacks against Black Lives Matter website 19 December 2016 eQualit.ie

Black Lives Matter is a key movement in the response against police abuse, brutality and misconduct. Since 15 April 2016, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) website has been protected by Deflect, a program made available by Canadian APC member organisation eQualit.ie, following a spate of distributed denial of service (DDoS) and hacking attacks. Deflect is a website security project laying the ground...

Avri Doria
Avri Doria 07 November 2015

Avri Doria is a research consultant with a number of contracts with both NGOs and the technical community. She served on the UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation I (WGEC) and the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). She served as a member the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat and was a member of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (IGF MAG). As a technologist she ha...

New laws in Uganda make internet providers more vulnerable to liability and state intervention
New laws in Uganda make internet providers more vulnerable to liability and state intervention 19 May 2014 AL

Internet intermediaries (ISPs, content providers, infrastructure providers) are increasingly being held liable for the content circulated by users. Two years after conducting research on the issue in Uganda in a project coordinated by APC, Lillian Nalwoga talked to APCNews about the latest developments in the country, where a recent anti-pornography law can go as far as sending intermediaries t...

Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J
Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J 19 March 2014

A strategising meeting for Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) Section J was held on 13 March at the Vienna Cafe in the UN Building during this year’s UNCSW 58. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Isis International, the Women and Media Collective, and Search for Common Ground. This UNCSW is of major significance as it prepares f...

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