An organisation does not survive and grow for 25 years without a lot of help. I want to focus the introduction to this 25th anniversary edition of the APC Annual Report to thank APC's founders and everyone else who has been or is part of APC, or who has supported our work in one way or another.
APC’s Annual Report for 2014 highlights the achievements of our membership and organisation towards securing and defending internet access and rights, fostering good internet governance, strengthening use and development of transformative technology, ending technology-based violence against women and girls, and strengthening APC community networks. Dozens of stories from around the world provide a look back at APC’s most significant moments in 2014.
This report is our year in review in which we highlight the impact our work has made for human rights in the internet age. Along with APC member stories spanning the globe, the report is a look back at the network’s most significant moments in 2013.
APC takes a look back at the 2009-2012 strategic planning period, during which our work and the work of our members has been defined by the same set of six strategic priorities. The report also contains the most recent developments in APC’s strategic priorities as well as stories from 25 of our members highlighting their greatest achievements in the past year.
APC takes stock of our work in 2011 – the challenges and successes – in a year where huge political shifts occurred around the world. The APC Annual Report for 2011 is now available for download, with print to follow suit, shortly.
In the 1980s as the Cold War intensified and the threat of nuclear war loomed the internet was only open to the military and academia. Commercial email networks existed but weren’t unconnected to one another. However a group of “documentation for action” activists emerged who saw that information was powerful and needed to be shared. The rest is history.
The Take Back the Tech! fund which disbursed $240,000 to 61 grassroots groups is one of the very few forward-looking small grants that funds tech initiatives to fight violence against women. This and other initiatives covered in APC’s latest annual report.
In many ways, the year 2000 was a turning point for APC. The communications revolution of the previous ten years had been both a great challenge and an opportunity. By the mid-1990s, our members were forced to make the transition from being pioneers in the use of online communication to facing intense competition. APC itself needed to broaden its focus from primarily facilitating technical inte...
In 2000, APC responded to the shifting and expanding terrain of information and communication technologies, and their impact on civil society, by prioritising three areas of engagement: Internet Rights for Civil Society; Mobilising Participation; and Building Information Communities. Much of the work done during 2001 reflected these action priorities; concrete activities and achievements are de...
In the course of 2002 APC focused its energies primarily in two areas: strategic use of ICTs by civil society and engaging civil society in ICT policy processes. The use of ICTs by civil society has been central to APC since its founding. We have been working on ICT policy issues since 2000 when our members identified ensuring internet rights for civil society as a priority. These are therefore...