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APC Annual Report 2015
APC Annual Report 2015 16 November 2016 APC

From our Director An organisation does not survive and grow for 25 years without a lot of help. I therefore 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 is an enduring collective. Everyone who is in it and who invests in it emotionally or otherwise leaves their mark on it. And the other way round. Someone once said to me...

APC Annual Report 2014
APC Annual Report 2014 31 July 2015 Association for Progressive Communications

Introduction From our Director Long live the APC Internet Rights Charter! APC launched the APC Internet Rights Charter in 2001 and updated it in 2006, in time for the first Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held in Athens from 30 October to 2 November. It has been a powerful, unifying tool for us. When we first released it, the APC member community translated it into more than 20 languages within weeks. It was used as a checklist by APC members and partners for assessing national ICT policy du...

APC Annual Report 2013
APC Annual Report 2013 06 August 2014 APC

Introduction From our director What do Edward Snowden and Miss Internet Bali have in common? The short answer is that they kept APC very busy in 2013. The long answer is that the struggle for human rights and gender equality on the internet still has a long way to go. Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing on mass surveillance of online communications done by governments, for governments and on gove...

APC Progress Report 2009 - 2012
APC Progress Report 2009 - 2012 17 October 2013 APC

  APC takes a look back at the 2009-2012 strategic planning period. The planning for the work done during this period began in late 2007 when our members, representing five continents, met to debate the challenges to a free and open internet. In the five years that followed, our work and the work of our members has been defined by the same set of six strategic priorities: Advocate for affo...

APC Annual Report 2011
APC Annual Report 2011 14 August 2012 APC

Anriette Esterhuysen, APC’s executive director, takes stock of our challenges and successes in APC’s work for an open, fair and sustainable internet during 2011. Read more in the full report. Human rights on the internet Huge political shifts occurred around the world in 2011, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. Our 2011 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) ...

The History of APC: A Timeline
The History of APC: A Timeline 28 July 2011 APC

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. View The History of APC in p...

APC Annual Report 2010
APC Annual Report 2010 22 July 2011 APC

In 2010 APC’s Take Back the Tech! fund disbursed almost a quarter of a million dollars to over sixty grassroots women’s rights organisations in twelve countries. It is one of the very few forward-looking small grants funds specifically funding technology initiatives to fight violence against women. This and other initiatives are covered in APC’s latest annual report. “I didn’t know t...

APC Annual Report 2003
APC Annual Report 2003 19 November 2010 APC

The year 2003 was memorable for one particular process that galvanised APC’s efforts – the World Summit on the Information Society which took place in Geneva in December 2003. WSIS was a watershed in public participation as information and communications policy shifted from the obscure world of techno-jargon to be recognised as social policy that affects everyone. From APC’s perspective a...

APC Annual Report 2002
APC Annual Report 2002 19 November 2010 APC

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...

APC Annual Report 2001
APC Annual Report 2001 19 November 2010 APC

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...