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Fighting for change together: 2017 APC member meeting 20 September 2017 By APCNews

"We are like a tree, with our members and network being branches that give off this fruit which seeds and grows new trees in the community." Getting all of our members together is an opportunity to celebrate the work we have done and strategise around the work still ahead. After our last member ...

APC’s Mike Jensen and Ermanno Pietrosemoli join the Internet Hall of Fame 20 September 2017

It is a week of celebration for APC, with two of our closest friends and internet pioneers joining the Internet Hall of Fame. Mike Jensen and Ermanno Pietrosemoli are two of the latest recipients of this honorary lifetime achievement award administered by the Internet Society (ISOC), which recognise...

Muavin, a community-based solution for fighting online harassment in Pakistan
Muavin, a community-based solution for fighting online harassment in Pakistan 14 September 2017 By APCNews

Women journalists and human rights defenders face increasing abuse and harassment while using the internet, an issue particularly pressing in countries like Pakistan. Among the latest resources to respond to online attacks, a new platform has been launched by APC member Media Matters ...

Fun facts on the history of APC!
Fun facts on the history of APC! 11 September 2017

Between 18 and 20 August, APC members met in Ithala, South Africa to celebrate the work we have all done and to discuss what is still ahead. This was our latest meeting, 27 years after the Association for Progressive Communications started as a network of non-governmental internet providers. To...

"We cannot be what we cannot see": GenderIT.org maps gaps in research in gender and information society
"We cannot be what we cannot see": GenderIT.org maps gaps in research in gender and information society 11 September 2017 By GenderIT.org

The articles in this bilingual edition point to how visibility, a complicated phenomenon in itself, is the starting point of a different way of being, and how the stories we tell – entangled in the fine wires of technology – are necessary and essential, and could be the foundations for the movem...

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 36th session
Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 36th session 11 September 2017 By Maud Barret Bertelloni and Deborah Brown for APC, and Access Now for APCNews

The 36th session of the Human Rights Council is taking place from 11 to 29 September 2017 in Geneva. This session will consider a number of thematic reports from Special Rapporteurs Independent Experts, and the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, some of which will touch on internet-rel...

Job opportunity at APC: Administration and Research Assistant for Local Access Networks Project
Job opportunity at APC: Administration and Research Assistant for Local Access Networks Project 08 September 2017

Main purpose of the job APC's new community-based connectivity action research project "Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?" is looking for an Administration and Research Support Assistant. The purpose of the position is to have an overall perspective of the project and it...

APC has a new Board of Directors for the period 2017-2019
APC has a new Board of Directors for the period 2017-2019 05 September 2017 By APCNews

On 21 August, 39 APC Council members cast their votes during the APC Member Meeting in Ithala, South Africa, and elected a new Board of Directors for the next three years. The composition of APC's new Board of Directors is the following: Bishakha Datta, Point of View, Indi...