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.
The purpose of this issue paper is to examine the background and legal framework that support a right to universal free access to online information, with a specific focus on the South African context.
Are you based in South Africa? Do you feel confident with numbers and budgets? What about your project administrative, organisational and management skills? If we got your attention, this job opportunity might be for you! You have time to apply until 24 September!
Guifi.net is, in the words of its members, a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic project with the objective of creating a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. In March 2017, it joined the APC network.
Masibulele Jay Siya told APCNews the story of Mankosi, a village that came together to build and maintain its own telecommunications network and offer affordable communications to the people in rural Eastern Cape.
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...
This year at the IGF a variety of activities are being held to raise awareness of community networking models and there are a number of events that relate closely to the topic. We have assembled them here to help those who want to attend some if not all of them.
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...
In a new position paper from APC, we unpack the underlying causes of limited connectivity, the shortcomings of current initiatives, and propose a set of policy responses to address the access gap.
As the internet becomes more ubiquitous, less is being heard from those who are disconnected – the less wealthy and more marginalised groups – who are unable to demand rights on the same footing as those who are connected.