Strategic use of the internet

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. You definitely have heard about bitcoin, which is a specific application of blockchain technologies. But the attention given to cryptocoins overshadows the real disruptor that is the technology behind them. Blockchain is about trust, online trust. And it might soon shatter the very foundations of how things are done on the internet. Maybe because it is so game-changing, it has been mostly ignored by many, and misunderstood by others. But I believe that i...

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

The 19 September earthquake in Mexico left more than 200 fatalities, dozens of buildings reduced to rubble and countless losses in its wake. However, it also highlighted the potential for self-managed citizens in times of crisis, working through improvised centres and using the resources within their reach. 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. APCNews...

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

Código Sur is made up of people belonging to different social movements that are seeking to develop and socialise communications. They believe in a new model of knowledge production and cultural construction that implies resisting processes of privatisation of life, knowledge, communications and culture. They offer services with free/libre and secure technologies for organisations, movements a...

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 whi...

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

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. 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. TIC-as seeks to position women...

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

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. 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. IT Girls organised two days of training in five smaller cities across Bosnia ...

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

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. 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 reus...

APC members in 2016: First digital security school aimed at social movements in Québec
APC members in 2016: First digital security school aimed at social movements in Québec 24 October 2017 Alternatives

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. In September 2016, Alternatives launched a new digital security school, l’École de sécurité numérique (ESN514): the first digital security initiative geared specifically to the social movement in the province of Québec. Developed in association with the Canada Research...

APC members in 2016: Connected, empowered and secure
APC members in 2016: Connected, empowered and secure 24 October 2017 eQualit.ie

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. 2016 was a busy and productive year for eQualit.ie, with complex global political shifts, continuous assaults on critical internet infrastructure and software libraries that provide for network privacy, and a growing climate of online censorship spurring our drive on several impor...

APC members in 2016: Award-winning digital farm records system helps farmers reach their full potential
APC members in 2016: Award-winning digital farm records system helps farmers reach their full potential 24 October 2017 ALIN

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. After years of information and knowledge exchange, the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) embarked on the incubation of enterprises that show potential for social impact. ALIN believes that young entrepreneurs need good organisational systems to grow to their full potentia...

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