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Mapping the ICT policy environment in South Africa JOHANNESBURG 16 May 2014 By Jane Duncan, Alan Finlay, Alexandra Groome, Alex Comninos and Anriette Esterhuysen for APCNews

While strong constitutional guarantees exist for freedom of expression in South Africa, including internet content, the effectiveness of these guarantees has been gradually reduced by an array of laws that have progressively chipped away at internet freedom, concludes a recent report by APC.

Intermediary liability: Internet policies that affect Africans LAGOS 15 May 2014 By MN for APCNews

Many governments in Africa are establishing regulations to further control the flow of information on the internet. This trend includes holding intermediaries liable for content circulated by their users on their platforms and networks. APCNews talked to researcher Nicolo Zingales to find out more a...

FLOSS experts announced as jury members for Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize
FLOSS experts announced as jury members for Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize 14 May 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

The APC Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize recognises initiatives that make it easy for people to start using free/libre and open source software (FLOSS). Now that the submission phase has ended, APC would like to introduce the honourable jury members who will select the winner of the 2014 FLOSS Prize. Meet th...

Public access: Supporting digital inclusion for all
Public access: Supporting digital inclusion for all 13 May 2014 By Mike Jensen for APC, IFLA and TASCHA

Public libraries play a critical role in extending the benefits of ICTs to marginalised populations worldwide, states a new briefing document that APC is presenting in Geneva at the current session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).

APC Member Meeting happening in Spain in June
APC Member Meeting happening in Spain in June 12 May 2014 By APC for APCNews

On 2-9 June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is holding its 12th face-to-face Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, hosted by APC member Pangea. APC’s Member Meeting is the most important gathering for the APC community, where organisational members, individual affiliat...

Video: Feminist talks on a feminist internet
Video: Feminist talks on a feminist internet 12 May 2014 By FF and CT for GenderIT.org

During APC’s Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet, where we explored our collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like, we asked participants to tell us their vision of a feminist internet. Watch the video!

APC member wins lifetime achievement award
APC member wins lifetime achievement award LACNIC 09 May 2014 By LACNIC

Ermanno Pietrosemoli from APC member EsLaRed was recognised with the LACNIC 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the development of the internet in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through more than 20 years of training and research in wireless technologies, Ermanno has changed th...

Turn an idea into action: Clap to Take Back the Tech!
Turn an idea into action: Clap to Take Back the Tech! 06 May 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

City-level Take Back the Tech! exchanges on strategic, creative use of tech for community-based solutions will bring together unusual suspects to share experiences and expertise in order to develop creative tech solutions to complicated issues of safety, spaces and gender. Support us by applauding t...

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