In December 2016, with the support of an APC member small grant, PROTEGE-QV held a workshop to investigate the reasons behind the relatively poor access to and quality of the internet in Cameroon.
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.
APC’s subgranting programme in its second year awarded a total of USD 273,986 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Eighteen member organisations were recipients of 21 grants, and funds were also used to support the research for 28 national GISWatch 2017 reports.
In the early 1980s, before the internet as we know it existed, activists from different corners of the world were working on stand-alone systems with “human gateways”. Technicians had to travel from one part of the world to another to allow different computer systems to communicate with each other.
The purpose of this issue paper is to examine the background and legal framework that support a right to universal free access to online information, with a specific focus on the South African context.
A coalition of some 35 civil society organisations has written to several international bodies including the African Union and the United Nations Human Rights Council over the recent internet shutdown in Togo.
Are you based in South Africa? Do you feel confident with numbers and budgets? What about your project administrative, organisational and management skills? If we got your attention, this job opportunity might be for you! You have time to apply until 24 September!
Do you have experience in gender issues and analysis? And experience in social impact assessment and research? Then you might be the person that APC's new project "Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?" is looking for! Apply before 27 August 2017.
Fantsuam Foundation has hosted a training on how to identify fake connecting cables. The initiative, supported by APC, is part of Fantsuam’s research into how to improve Internet access in the country through regulation of Connecting Cables Marketing and Production in Nigeria.
This paper was developed by APC in response to the call for submissions on the role of national human rights institutions in Southeast Asia in protecting human rights by the Asia Centre. It addresses the ways ICTs and the internet create new spaces where NHRIs can improve the way they function.