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APC Annual Report 2004
APC Annual Report 2004 19 November 2010 APC

In 2004, APC became focused on producing policy commentaries, proposals and positions, reflecting its independent and critical perspective. APC formed strategic alliances with like-minded groups with whom for instance it promoted the position that the internet is a global public good. The APC annual report 2004 includes APC’s advocacy work for the United Nations summit on the information society (WSIS) as well as in stimulating and supporting accelerated ICT policy and regulatory reform in ...

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 as a network of ‘social techies’ this was a major breakthrough.    

APC Annual Report 2005
APC Annual Report 2005 17 November 2010 APC

APC’s fifteenth year will be remembered with a sense of bereavement as well as achievement. Networks gain their energy and character from the people inside them, and the loss of a close network partner makes a difference. One of APC’s longest-serving council and board members, Chris Nicol from Pangea in Barcelona, died on 29 August. At the same time, the APC network continued to grow in siz...

APC Annual Report 2007
APC Annual Report 2007 17 November 2010 APC

“APC is striving to build a more just, plural and sustainable world. One that is richer in diversity through networks facilitated by technology,” says APC’s chair Danilo Lujambio, in his introduction to the APC Annual Report 2007. In existence as a virtual community since 1990, APC’s leitmotif is building and strengthening online networks for social change. The 2007 annual report descri...

APC Annual Report 2006
APC Annual Report 2006 17 November 2010 APC

Training communities to set up wireless internet access points using empty tin cans, “taking back the tech!” to combat violence against women and keeping the focus of the world’s governments on the importance of affordable internet access. “APC’s approach to open access is people-oriented. We believe that the information, content and tools found online should be available to everyone....

APC Annual Report 2009
APC Annual Report 2009 23 August 2010 APC

In November 2009, the Dominican Republic became the first Latin American country to pledge to include a ‘gender perspective’ – considering the distinct needs of men and women— in every technology initiative and policy developed by the government. The tool the Dominicans chose to design and evaluate their progress from now on is the APC Gender Evaluation Methodology. This is one of the a...

Why the Association for Progressive Communications is different
Why the Association for Progressive Communications is different 21 December 2009 Mitra and Deborah L. Miller

A paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the International Communications Association in 1987 about and on the future of APC. APC would be formally founded in 1990.

The History of APC (A collection of feature articles)
The History of APC (A collection of feature articles) 22 October 2009 Various

A collection of feature articles produced for APC’s tenth anniversary of 2000. Background articles on APC’s history include: APC’s first decade: A chronological look at APC’s history Enabling civil society participation in global policy-making: The APC and the United Nations Interdoc: the first international non-governmental computer network Mike Jensen and the code that stitche...

APC Progress Report 2004 - 2008
APC Progress Report 2004 - 2008 22 October 2009 APC

  In late 2003 APC gathered in Colombia to define our strategic priorities for the following five years. Like most good APC meetings, the event mixed politics with capacity building, debate and dialogue with dancing, and it was the largest meeting in our history at the time. Looking back over this period in earnest is quite intimidating. We hope that the APC Progress Report for 2004 to 200...

APC brochure (2006)
APC brochure (2006) 22 October 2009 APC

The APC brochure was written in 2006 and has been updated several times, last time in 2007.

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