Cultural and linguistic diversity

APC.org top 10 most read stories in 2017
APC.org top 10 most read stories in 2017 21 December 2017 APCNews

What have our readers liked most during this year that is coming to an end? Check these stories out if you haven't had a chance to read them yet!

Introducing Cathy Chen, APC's publications and multimedia coordinator
Introducing Cathy Chen, APC's publications and multimedia coordinator 01 December 2017

The APC communications team has a new member: her name is Cathy Chen, born in Taiwan and Canadian by choice, but mostly a world traveller. She joined the APC staff in July as our new publications and multimedia coordinator. She defines herself as a "visual communication strategist" and has a strong interest in cultural diversity. APCNews wanted to know more about what she is going to bring to the APC team and so we asked Cathy some questions.

APC 2016 Annual Report is out!
APC 2016 Annual Report is out! 26 October 2017 Flavia Fascendini

APC's Annual Report for 2016 narrates organisational life matters and the year's work around our six strategic areas: access, rights, a feminist internet, governance, use and development, and the APC community, told through 60 short stories, 25 of them contributed by our members. 2016 was a year of several changes for APC. It is quite remarkable, this characteristic of change: it is slippery wh...

APC's letter in support of human rights activist Chelsea Manning after she was turned away at the Canadian border
APC's letter in support of human rights activist Chelsea Manning after she was turned away at the Canadian border 23 October 2017 APC

Over 40 prominent civil society organisations, elected officials, university professors and professionals have sent letters in support of human rights activist Chelsea Manning, who was recently turned away at the Canadian border. This is the letter sent by APC and North American members LaborNet and May First/People Link calling on the Canadian government to reverse its decision to bar Ms. Mann...

Call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)
Call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 11 October 2017

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 28 November to 2 December.

"We cannot be what we cannot see": GenderIT.org maps gaps in research in gender and information society
"We cannot be what we cannot see": GenderIT.org maps gaps in research in gender and information society 11 September 2017

The articles in this bilingual edition point to how visibility, a complicated phenomenon in itself, is the starting point of a different way of being, and how the stories we tell – entangled in the fine wires of technology – are necessary and essential, and could be the foundations for the movement for change.

Statement on Facebook's internal guidelines for content moderation
Statement on Facebook's internal guidelines for content moderation 11 August 2017 APC and others

In late May the Guardian released the Facebook Files, leaked internal documents revealing how the company moderates content. Although Facebook has made some improvements, these documents confirm that it's often one step forward, one step back, as the platform continues to censor women's agency, especially women of colour and especially in relation to activism, while letting harassment flou...

Fundraising campaign: Feminist Infrastructure in Latin America
Fundraising campaign: Feminist Infrastructure in Latin America 10 July 2017

Established, autonomous ISPs have put together a fundraising event because they want to see their colleagues from a feminist ISP in the global South ferment and cultivate social justice. If you can't make it, you can still join our online campaign.

The internet domain name system and the right to culture
The internet domain name system and the right to culture 05 January 2017 Paula Jaramillo Gajardo and Juan Carlos Lara Gálvez, Derechos Digitales

This report offers a starting point for an analysis of the adequate protection of the right to culture in relation to the new gTLDs, and more broadly regarding ICANN’s role as a multistakeholder and technical institution put in the position of upholding and protecting human rights.

The role of the internet in democratising the curation, interpretation and reconstruction of cultural heritage
The role of the internet in democratising the curation, interpretation and reconstruction of cultural heritage 12 June 2016 APC

In response to a call for input by the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, APC offered this perspective on the positive role of the internet in making cultural heritage accessible to the public, and the potential of the internet for the preservation of cultural heritage.