Communications and Information Policy Programme

CIPP responds to access, governance and rights problems in a consistent, systematic and integrated way, addressing national and regional particularities in Asia, Africa and Latin America and ensuring a multi-directional dynamic between the national, global and the regional levels. This is achieved by providing research/analysis-based substantive insights and framings; facilitating movement building and cross-movement interaction; enhancing the individual and collective agency of people to defend human rights online and to transform lives at local levels; addressing the transforming effect of technology through alternate viewpoints and approaches; developing and building the capacity of civil society and other stakeholders to engage with internet issues and processes, including those related to policy; and advocating for favourable policy options and solutions at global, regional and national levels.

Internet rights monitor
Internet rights monitor 06 October 2009

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...

Audio version of APC Charter on internet rights in Spanish
Audio version of APC Charter on internet rights in Spanish 27 May 2009

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 community media, blogs and websites may freely reproduce and adapt them.

Study on the effects and possibilities of ICT for the enhancement of democracy
Study on the effects and possibilities of ICT for the enhancement of democracy 10 March 2009

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 find out how ICTs permeate the different levels of society. Among others, the study assesses how civ...

South African National Broadband Forum
South African National Broadband Forum 10 March 2009

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 internet service providers (ISPs), communications workers, content providers, academics, alternative e...

Pro-poor ICT access resource kit
Pro-poor ICT access resource kit 06 October 2008

In order to reduce poverty and foster inclusive development through affordable access to the internet, APC developed a resource kit for realising a universal access agenda, present promising options, experiences, lessons and opportunities in pro-poor access provision in developing societies.

Internet Governance Forum
Internet Governance Forum 01 October 2008

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet.”

Communication for influence in Latin America (CILAC – Andean Region)
Communication for influence in Latin America (CILAC – Andean Region) 20 June 2008

CILAC seeks to integrate research, research communications, network-building and advocacy to make internet broadband universal and affordable. It’s a one year project that started on February 2008.

Media piracy study
Media piracy study 30 May 2008

This two-year research project examines the nature and extent of media piracy and the effect of anti-piracy legislative and enforcement frameworks on access to knowledge in South Africa. The research was carried out by researchers from APC and several South African universities, and forms part of a larger study by researchers in Russia, India, Brazil, Mexico, and Hungary, on media piracy in the...

Communications and Information Policy in Latin America - Advocacy
Communications and Information Policy in Latin America - Advocacy 14 March 2008

Oriented to influence national and regional ICT policy processes to ensure that demands and perspectives of civil society organisations are considered.

Communications and Information Policy in Latin America - Research and Issue Papers
Communications and Information Policy in Latin America - Research and Issue Papers 14 March 2008

Oriented to learn, understand, discuss and analyse about the impact of ICT policy decisions on civil society as well as to offer inputs to inform advocacy in Latin America at regional and national levels.

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