Past Projects

Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet

Discussions on internet rights are often limited to arguments around “internet freedom”. APC believes that advancing internet rights is also a way to advance economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs). Some of these rights include: the right to education, the right to an adequate standard of living, and the right to health. In this three-year project, APC will explore how, ultimately, internet policy and regulation can help achieve greater social inclusion.

Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting

APC’s efforts to ensure affordable and equitable internet access focus significantly on radio spectrum. While use of wireless internet, particularly through mobile devices, is growing exponentially in the developing world, access to reliable and affordable broadband continues to be a challenge, especially for remote and rural locations. Open, development-oriented spectrum management has great potential for dramatically improving internet access.  

Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting
Intermediary liability

Holding internet intermediaries liable is an increasing global trend that transfers the responsibilities of law enforcement, as well as of copyright enforcement, to internet service providers (ISP), both large and small. Internet intermediaries are therefore increasingly used to police and enfor...

Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting
Holding government accountable to gender-based violence in the Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo (Congo) has one of the most serious incidence of gender-based violence and human rights violations in the world. It is a country emerging from years of armed conflict, which has perpetuated rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war. This project aims to strengthen documentatio...

Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting
Holding governments accountable for gender-based violence in Cambodia

This project will empower women’s organisations in Cambodia to use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to monitor government prevention efforts and responses to VAW; to aggregate and analyse data that captures these efforts and to produce evidence that can be used to put pressure ...

Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting
Communications rights ten years after WSIS: Civil society perceptions and policy advocacy

Ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society the promise of “a people centered, inclusive and development-oriented information society,” has not been fulfilled by the governments that committed to it. APC will bring together activists involved in the communications-rights campa...

Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting
Policing the internet: Intermediary liability in Africa

There is an increasing trend to make internet intermediaries responsible and legally liable for policing the internet. Outside of South Africa the state of intermediary liability in Sub-Saharan Africa is not very clear and APC will conduct research in six country to assess the situation.

Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting
End violence: Women's rights and safety online

Technology-related violence against women is increasing at an alarming rate – yet it expresses itself differently around the world. This initiative is helping women create safe and secure environments online in seven different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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