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APC at the Fourth Internet Governance Forum
APC at the Fourth Internet Governance Forum 05 November 2009

APC staff and members will be in Sharm El-Sheikh, in the fourth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum. We'll be running two workshops and launching two publications. Here's a quick review of our activities. We'll be providing on-site coverage for those of you following the IGF remotely.

APC condemns seizure of .hn by coup leaders
APC condemns seizure of .hn by coup leaders 30 September 2009 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) condemns the precipitated and unilateral decision of the coup government in Honduras to take over management of the .hn domain and affirms our solidarity with the long-time domain administrators, RDS, a pioneer provider of internet services especially oriented to civil society networks in Central America. APC calls for immediate dialogue with all stakeholders towards a positive solution for the Honduran people, prioritising the stability of...

Honduran dictatorship seizes .hn domain
Honduran dictatorship seizes .hn domain 29 September 2009 APC

The Honduran Sustainable Development Network has been running Honduras' .hn domain since the 1990s and is a pioneer in providing internet services in Central America especially oriented to civil society networks. Now they have been ordered to hand over control of .hn in an arbitrary decree made by the current Honduran dictatorship. Find out more and take action.

New web 2.0 and social media for development training modules now available online
New web 2.0 and social media for development training modules now available online 24 September 2009 APC

APC has recently co-produced training materialson Web 2.0 and social media for development for the FAO Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK). This unit, along with others, is available for free online and in CD format on the project’s website.

APC dedicates flagship publication to A.K. Mahan, activist who valued intellectual rigour and concrete outcomes
APC dedicates flagship publication to A.K. Mahan, activist who valued intellectual rigour and concrete outcomes 16 September 2009 APC

Amy Mahan, a long-time collaborator of APC, died unexpectedly on March 5. Amy was a fervent supporter of Global Information Society Watch, a watchdog report that has become recognised as an essential reference by activists and critics in ICT policy all over the world, since its conception. APC will be dedicating the 2009 edition of GISWatch to be published in November in her honour. Amy touched...

The strategic use of technology for social change: APC and the women's movement
The strategic use of technology for social change: APC and the women's movement 20 August 2009 APC

As a consequence of our capacity-building work with hundreds of organisations and people from the women’s movement, we believe that we have helped to transform how the women’s movement thinks about technology and the internet, and that their confidence has been built to use technology more and more creatively to further women’s rights. “In the last five years, we have worked...

From Colombia to social change: APC reviews our journey from 2004 – 2008
From Colombia to social change: APC reviews our journey from 2004 – 2008 20 August 2009 APC

In late 2003 APC gathered in Colombia to define our strategic priorities for the following five years. Like most good APC meetings, the event mixed politics with capacity building, debate and dialogue with dancing, and it was the largest meeting in our history at the time. Looking back over this period in earnest is quite intimidating. We hope that the APC Progress Report for 2004 to 2008 will ...

Ensuring the internet is run with rights at the fore: APC and the Internet Governance Forum 2004-8
Ensuring the internet is run with rights at the fore: APC and the Internet Governance Forum 2004-8 20 August 2009 APC

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was set up in 2006 as a kind of “pressure relief valve” for some of the most controversial international discussions on the future of the internet. The IGF provides a space where this type of dialogue, between adversarial opponents, can really move towards deepening understanding and ultimately influencing decision makers to make better internet policy fo...

ICTs and women's equality: APC and the gender evaluation methodology (GEM)
ICTs and women's equality: APC and the gender evaluation methodology (GEM) 20 August 2009 APC

“With GEM I began to appreciate why sometimes the women that are part of our community resist the empowerment process. I used to be annoyed but now I understand that this is the product of years of conditioning and it will take some effort to reverse the trend. GEM helps you see the situation for what it is, so you can optimise your resources where you can make the maximum impact in creating ...

Broadband in the Andes: Alternatives to the free-market model
Broadband in the Andes: Alternatives to the free-market model 16 July 2009

The Andean region has some of the lowest fixed telephone line, mobile telephony and broadband penetration rates of all Latin America, the continent with the starkest economic disparities in the world. In the 90s, Andean countries adopted new liberalisation and privatisation policies in order to attain universal access. Almost 20 years later, these promises have not been fulfilled. APC studied e...

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