Strategic use of the internet

New APC member 7amleh: Empowering marginalised Palestinian communities
New APC member 7amleh: Empowering marginalised Palestinian communities 12 July 2017 APC

Palestinian NGO 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement focuses on improving the skills and capacities of Palestinian and Arab civil society through training on social media activism skills and methodologies. Today we proudly welcome them as the latest addition to the APC network.

Carlos Rey-Moreno joins APC to coordinate project on local access
Carlos Rey-Moreno joins APC to coordinate project on local access 01 December 2017

Carlos joined APC's Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) in August as coordinator of the project "Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?", implemented in partnership with Rhizomática from Mexico and with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). APCNews interviewed him to know more about his history and how and why he joined the community of people and organisations working to connect the unconnected. 

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...

Civil society, can you visualise the power of blockchain?
Civil society, can you visualise the power of blockchain? 09 November 2017 Roxana Bassi

Maybe you have heard about blockchain. Blockchain is about trust, online trust. And it might soon shatter the very foundations of how things are done on the internet. I believe that if you are in the field of online social justice and rights, you have to start thinking about how to use this technology and its potential applications.

In the face of disaster: Self-management and social networks in Mexico
In the face of disaster: Self-management and social networks in Mexico 08 November 2017

APCNews spoke with Gisela Pérez de Acha from our member organisation Derechos Digitales about solidarity, citizens’ self-management and the use of technology in times of crisis based on the experience of the recent earthquake in Mexico.

Código Sur, APC’s new member: “We need more solidarity and networking”
Código Sur, APC’s new member: “We need more solidarity and networking” 30 October 2017 APC

New APC member Código Sur, based in Costa Rica and Honduras, offers services with free/libre and secure technologies for organisations, movements and collectives that promote human rights, ecology, communications, technology, individual and collective freedoms, and emancipation processes.

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 members in 2016: Women’s hackathon for greener ICT
APC members in 2016: Women’s hackathon for greener ICT 24 October 2017 Sulá Batsú

Sulá Batsú’s TIC-as programme organised its second Women’s Hackathon in 2016 – this time on the subject of Greening ICT. The event was supported, in part, by an APC member project grant for local implementation of APC’s strategic plan.

APC members in 2016: Training for a new generation of IT Girls
APC members in 2016: Training for a new generation of IT Girls 24 October 2017 One World Platform

In June 2016, IT Girls, a UN-sponsored project, approached the One World Platform team with a proposal to become partners along with Microsoft BH and contribute to the project by providing training.

APC members in 2016: Successful pilot for reuse of electronic devices
APC members in 2016: Successful pilot for reuse of electronic devices 24 October 2017 Pangea

For the last few years Pangea has been involved in the eReuse.org project, dedicated to promoting and facilitating the reuse of computers and other electronic devices. The project’s main goal is to extend the lifetime of these products through repair, refurbishment and reuse, to ensure final recycling.