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The constellations in internet history: A conversation with Ian Peter, founder of Pegasus Networks
The constellations in internet history: A conversation with Ian Peter, founder of Pegasus Networks 08 March 2017

Do you remember 1989? It was a year of political turning points in history: the first Brazilian presidential elections in 29 years, after the end of the military dictatorship in 1985; the beginning of the end for the apartheid regime in South Africa; the fall of the Eastern Bloc, with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November. And, as Wikipedia well states, 1989 was the year in which New Zealand, Japan and Australia got their first internet connections – a no less political and historical ...

Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa
Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa 26 January 2017 APC

A project registered as a cooperative, Zenzeleni means “do it yourselves” in isiXhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa. What led to this amazing community initiative? is the question featured on the project’s website. The short answer is prices, since compared to similar countries, South African communication costs are still very high. However, there is more to it than prices, as Zenzeleni Networks co-founder Masibulele Jay Siya told APC in an interview, right after his or...

APC subgrant supports advocacy to solve internet access problems in Cameroon
APC subgrant supports advocacy to solve internet access problems in Cameroon 22 December 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

APC member organisation PROTEGE QV is hosting a training workshop on advocacy strategies to push for a faster internet in Cameroon from 19 to 23 December. The workshop has brought together close to 20 participants including telecommunication students, media representatives, industry players and members of civil society. The aim of this workshop is to analyse a number of problems encountered in ...

Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document
Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document 06 December 2016 Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

Although in a number of countries the gender dimension of the digital divide has been bridged, this is not so in Nigeria, where there is huge differential between men and women in terms of access to and use of the internet. Within the country, it is worse in the states in the northern parts of the country. This is due to a number of factors including culture, religion, education and attitudes. ...

APC at the 2016 IGF: Events hosted and co-organised by APC
APC at the 2016 IGF: Events hosted and co-organised by APC 01 December 2016

PRE-EVENTS – 4 December 2016 Global civil society coordination pre-event 8:30-17:00 | Holiday Inn Express Guadalajara Autónoma, Av. Patria 999, Jardines Universidad, 45110 Zapopan, Jalisco APC as co-host [Public for registered participants but registration closed now] PRE-EVENTS – 5 December 2016 Community networking meetup and planning session for the week 15:00-18:00 | WS Room 5 APC as c...

GreenNet: 30 years making internet history
GreenNet: 30 years making internet history 09 November 2016

The APC European members meeting that took place on 19-20 October 2016 in Sarajevo was the perfect venue for Leila Nachawati Rego from APCNews to meet Edward Maw and Karen Banks from GreenNet, one of APC’s founders and the first organisational member of the network. They reviewed GreenNet’s long and fruitful relationship with APC, its groundbreaking past as the first NGO internet service pr...

APC contribution to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues: Open consultation on “Building an enabling environment for access to the Internet”
APC contribution to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues: Open consultation on “Building an enabling environment for access to the Internet” 01 September 2016 APC

APC welcomes the initiative by the ITU to facilitate the engagement of the various stakeholders through this open consultation. We appreciate the opportunity to share our perspectives on some of the key aspects oriented to building an enabling environment for access to the internet. Particularly, APC’s input reflects on the reasons why digital exclusion persists and offers some suggestions to...

32nd Session of the Human Rights Council: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, freedom of peaceful assembly and association
32nd Session of the Human Rights Council: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, freedom of peaceful assembly and association 17 June 2016 APC

32nd Session of the Human Rights Council Item 3 Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to education and on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Statement by the Association for Progressive Communications Delivered by Deborah Brown Thank you Mr. President. The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes the report by the Special Rapporteur...

32nd session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement by APC at the Annual Full-Day Discussion on the Human Rights of Women
32nd session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement by APC at the Annual Full-Day Discussion on the Human Rights of Women 16 June 2016 APC

32nd Session of the Human Rights Council Annual Full-Day Discussion on the Human Rights of Women (HRC res. 6/30, 23/25 and 26/15) Oral statement by the Association for Progressive Communications, delivered by Jac sm Kee The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes the prioritisation of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in Goal 5 of the 2030 Agenda, in particu...

Written statement by the Association for Progressive Communications on the right to education and the internet
Written statement by the Association for Progressive Communications on the right to education and the internet 10 June 2016 Association for Progressive Communications

APC welcomes the report by the Special Rapporteur on the right to education. In particular we appreciate the substantial consideration that the Special Rapporteur gives to the role of the internet and technology in education. Access to the internet enables the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights, by supporting access to information and knowledge, freedom of expression and freedo...

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