Past Projects

Impact 2.0: Experimenting with social networking for policy change in Latin America

Politicians aren’t always aware that sound research that could help them make better policy decisions is out there waiting to be used. On the other hand, social networking websites are experiencing an explosive growth worldwide and Latin America is no exception. This new initiative, of which APC is a partner, will bring together researchers and activists to see if it is possible to influence policy debate using blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter and more in Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.

Network of networks for a free and open internet

2010 promises to be a significant year for the future of the internet with a number of potential changes on the horizon. In this time of flux, policy windows can open and close quickly. APC’s “Network of networks” project is building a worldwide network of civil society policy advocates from different spheres of policy work and with diverse campaigning experiences who all have a vested interest in ensuring that the internet is free and open.

Network of networks for a free and open internet
Code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in internet governance

Since the inception of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the Council of Europe, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) have been working on a joint initiative on public participation in internet governance. The three e...

Network of networks for a free and open internet
Internet rights monitor

Working with a broad coalition on internet rights and principles that emerged from the Internet Governance Forum, APC will update the APC Internet Rights Charter and promote it to internet users and policy makers all over the world. It is already translated into 22 languages mainly through the AP...

Network of networks for a free and open internet
Open Net Initiative-Asia: Gender Research Framework on Censorship & Surveillance Practices

APC and the women’s programme are taking a closer look at internet censorship and surveillance practices from a gender perspective, which takes into account its potential impact to women’s rights and realities and how gender considerations affect the development of research methodologies. In ...

Network of networks for a free and open internet
Audio version of APC Charter on internet rights in Spanish

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Latin American Association of Radio Education (ALER-Asociación Latinoamericana de Educación Radiofónica) are launching an audio version of the APC Charter on internet rights available on the web in the form of podcasts, so that ...

Network of networks for a free and open internet
South African National Broadband Forum

APC is currently building a coalition of civil society organisations and businesses to campaign for the lowering of costs associated with the internet in South Africa. The project being carried out with the support of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA) will mobilise a number in...

Network of networks for a free and open internet
Study on the effects and possibilities of ICT for the enhancement of democracy

APC has been commissioned by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to investigate the potential for the use of ICTs for advancing democracy. The study is intended to look beyond the simple “use” of ICTs (mainly internet and mobile phones) for democracy and are digging deeper to ...