Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

One of the main goals of the Swedish International Development Agency is to reduce poverty and empower the poor. As part of its work in ICT for democracy, Sida funded a study to be conducted by the APC on the effects and possibilities of ICT for the enhancement of democracy, ending in 2009.

Sida has provided core funding to support the implementation of APC's strategic plan for the periods 2012-2015 and continues to support with core funding in 2016-2019.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 25
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 25 28 May 2020

Welcome to the 25th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Save the date! Launch of GISWatch 2019 on artificial intelligence at IGF
Save the date! Launch of GISWatch 2019 on artificial intelligence at IGF 10 November 2019 APCNews

The 2019 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will be launching at the IGF in Berlin on 28 November! The theme this year is quite timely, as the new edition explores “Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development”.

Imagine a Feminist Internet: Southeast Asia workshop will explore intersections of gender, sexuality and technology
Imagine a Feminist Internet: Southeast Asia workshop will explore intersections of gender, sexuality and technology 27 August 2019 Foundation for Media Alternatives

Organised by the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) and EMPOWER-Malaysia, with the support of APC and Sida, the three-day collaborative workshop will take place in Malaysia on 14-16 November 2019. The final date for applications to attend is 31 August 2019.

APC at the SIF: Tackling the many forms of “denial of service” to keep the internet free, open and secure
APC at the SIF: Tackling the many forms of “denial of service” to keep the internet free, open and secure 03 June 2019 APCNews

At this year’s Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), as in years past, the APC network was actively engaged, by organising, co-organising, speaking at and participating in sessions and workshops. The theme of SIF 2019 was “Shrinking Democratic Space Online”.

"Are You Ready?": New film explores how Myanmar's Article 66(D) affects freedom of expression
"Are You Ready?": New film explores how Myanmar's Article 66(D) affects freedom of expression 14 March 2019 APCNews

The short animated film narrates how Article 66(D) of the 2013 Telecommunications Law has been continuously used by the military and political parties to silence critics and dissenters of the government.

Community Networks Learning Grants: Connecting the Unconnected
Community Networks Learning Grants: Connecting the Unconnected 17 January 2019

Twelve community network organisations (four in Africa, four in Asia and four in Latin America) will be selected and granted funding towards activities that create and foster a peer learning community.

Disco-tech Paris: Join us in this pre-IGF event on disability and accessibility to the internet
Disco-tech Paris: Join us in this pre-IGF event on disability and accessibility to the internet 01 November 2018

The Internet Governance Forum kicks off on Monday, 12 November 2018, in Paris, France. On the evening of Sunday, 11 November, from 19:30 to 22:00, APC and Hivos/DDP will host the event Disco-tech Paris, under the theme, “Breaking through the walls of an inaccessible internet”.

APC's subgranting programme benefits 16 members in 2018
APC's subgranting programme benefits 16 members in 2018 28 March 2018

APC’s subgranting programme, now in its third year, has so far awarded a total of USD 291,534 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Sixteen member organisations have been recipients of 17 grants. The call for campaign and research grants is still open.

7amleh publishes innovative research on internet freedoms in Palestine
7amleh publishes innovative research on internet freedoms in Palestine 23 January 2018 7amleh

7amleh - Arab Center for Social Media Advancement published an innovative research analysing digital rights violations and threats in Palestine, with support from APC. 

Internet freedoms in Palestine: Mapping of digital rights violations and threats
Internet freedoms in Palestine: Mapping of digital rights violations and threats 23 January 2018 Marwa Fatafta

This report analyses freedoms in the Palestinian virtual sphere, especially in the context of violations that have recently been perpetrated against activists on social media platforms and the restrictions on freedom of speech online committed by the Israeli occupation, legislations from the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza, as well as companies. 

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