Strategic use of the internet

Digital Empowerment Foundation: “Not Too Inaccessible for Broadband: Connecting Remote Communities with Wireless Spectrum”
Digital Empowerment Foundation: “Not Too Inaccessible for Broadband: Connecting Remote Communities with Wireless Spectrum” 04 May 2015 Shahid Ahmed

As part of the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), my colleague Ritu Srivastava and I I participated in an interactive session on Broadband for All organised at the RightsCon conference in Manila, Philippines.

APC at the Human Rights Council 27th session (#HRC27)
APC at the Human Rights Council 27th session (#HRC27) 24 September 2014 Elvira Truglia

[View the story “The Association for Progressive Communications at #HRC27” on Storify]

eQualit.ie
eQualit.ie 17 September 2014

eQualit.ie is a Montréal-based organisation focused on developing and helping others use open, secure and reusable systems. Their work has a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. eQualit.ie's goal is to create accessible technology and improve the skill set needed for defending human rights and freedoms in the digital age. The team has developed tools an...

Joint statement on WSIS+10 high-level event
Joint statement on WSIS+10 high-level event 26 June 2014

Joint statement on WSIS+10 multistakeholder process As civil society organisations that have been engaged throughout the WSIS+10 Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform (MPP), we welcome the adoption of the WSIS+10 MPP outcome documents. Though the road was a long and at times difficult one, we believe that throughout the MPP a collaborative spirit prevailed in the meetings. Under the able guid...

Connecting our rights to #takebackthenet in Barcelona
Connecting our rights to #takebackthenet in Barcelona 11 June 2014 Shawna Finnegan

Last week in Barcelona, APC brought together activists, transformative techies, human rights defenders and academics from across the globe for our 12th tri-annual member meeting at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (BarcelonaTech UPC).

Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE)
Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) 30 July 2013

Where Free and Open Source Software is a way of life, SPACE is an organisation formed and nurtured by a team of professionals and social activists from across Kerala who share the dream of freedom of knowledge. Freedom of knowledge is interrelated to freedoms in other spheres of activities and is fundamental to human development. The objective of SPACE is to promote the use of Free and Open Sou...

VIDEO: Alfredo López, from MayFirst/People LInk, on how to run a progressive & collaborative ISP
VIDEO: Alfredo López, from MayFirst/People LInk, on how to run a progressive & collaborative ISP 10 June 2013 NY

Alfredo López, founder of APC member May First/People Link (MF/PL), shares his experience running a progressive and collaborative ISP.

Video4change network, EngageMedia release new resources for activists
Video4change network, EngageMedia release new resources for activists 04 April 2013

Over the past few months, EngageMedia as part of the video4change network has been developing four guides to support the work of video activists. The materials range from video security to using Android video apps. One outstanding example is “A guide on open source video editing” available here. Click for all four.

Website to overcome challenges to providing services to sex workers in the Olympics area of London
Website to overcome challenges to providing services to sex workers in the Olympics area of London 20 June 2012 GreenNet

The challenge of doing sexual health outreach work in East London has been transformed by police action in the run up to the Olympics. APC member GreenNet answered Open Doors Sexual Health Clinic’s request for a new website that could speak clearly to east London sexworkers with advice and resources.

How can 'internet rights' violations be fought back?
How can 'internet rights' violations be fought back? 20 April 2012 Joy Liddicoat

Behind cryptic titles, you can sometimes discover the best stories. Conceptualising accountability and recourse is of that breed. The report goes all the way back to 1945, when human rights originated. It tells the story of new spaces where human rights are exercised and those in which they are violated. For the latter, “accountability mechanisms” exist…