Strategic use of the internet

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

From the Amazonian jungle, to the Andean region, to African rural communities, Carlos Rey-Moreno has observed and been involved in many processes where local communities realised that they could benefit immensely from access to information and communications technology (ICT). But this was the first step; the next step was building the local conditions to use it for their own benefit, in underserved and disadvantaged contexts. Carlos joined APC's Communications and Informat...

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, and she started with a big challenge, which was designing the visuals for APC's Member Meeting 2017. 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...

Making a feminist internet: Building movements, remembering resistance, hacking security and care
Making a feminist internet: Building movements, remembering resistance, hacking security and care 12 November 2017 GenderIT.org

Over 80 people engaged in wildly different kinds of feminist activism across the world gathered together to discuss what does it mean to build movements around feminist principles, women’s rights, sexuality and related issues in the digital age. From the cataclysmic and profoundly loud speaking out that took place spontaneously across varied contexts with #metoo to understanding, owning and b...

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 ...

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...

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...

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