Past Projects

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 entities have held joint workshops around this theme at both the Rio de Janeiro (2007) and Hyderabad (2008) meetings of the Internet Governance (IGF), and a "discussion paper (paper 1)" was presented.

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 APC member network. We will gather stories that link internet rights, and violations against such rights, to the real-life experiences of individuals and organisations. Members will report violations of human rights on the internet and APC will record these online and facilitate solidarity actions as ...

Internet rights monitor
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 ...

Internet rights monitor
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 ...

Internet rights monitor
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...

Internet rights monitor
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 ...

Internet rights monitor
GreeningIT

A new APC-wide GreeningIT initiative aims to address two critical challenges: How can national ICT policy environments address ICTs, environmental sustainability and climate change; and how ICTs can be used more sustainably by ICTD practitioners, civil society organisations and service providers?...

Internet rights monitor
INSPRO II: Capacity building and institutional support for APC

In December 2007 APC members established APC’s strategic priorities for the next five years and favourably reviewed a draft action plan written by staff in December 2008. APC needs to seek funding for the action plan and consolidate the sustainability of the organisation. This project will supp...

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