APC carries out a lot of research. Why? Because we link research to capacity building, to changed practice, to networking and advocacy. When we undertake research it is usually because we have an underlying advocacy goal. For example, we have worked with local researcher-activists to conduct research on telecomms policy in the Andean region because our long term goal is to bring down the price of broadband there.

The research is then used in broader capacity development: training, building knowledge of the issues, making information available in the public domain. Simultaneously we facilitate participation in policy processes, giving people an opportunity to use and test the research in real policy processes. The other element of this method, which is what we see makes it produce sustainable results, is that we tend to link researchers and other people seeking policy change, supporting the emergence of networks that then often continue on their own.

Title Author Datesort icon Languages
Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan Bytes for All, Pakistan Jan 2017 English
Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document Center for Information Technology and Development Dec 2016 English
The internet domain name system and the right to culture Paula Jaramillo Gajardo and Juan Carlos Lara Gálvez, Derechos Digitales Dec 2016 English
Economic, social and cultural rights in India: Opportunities for advocacy in intellectual property rights Sunil Abraham Dec 2016 Synthesis overview, Access to mobile technology, FOSS and open standards, Traditional Knowledge Digital Library
Extracting lessons from NETmundial: Achieving bottom-up and multistakeholder outcomes from global internet policy governance discussions APC, DiploFoundation and the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CTS/FGV) Nov 2016 English, Summary - English, Español, Resumen - Español, Português, Sumário - Português, NM.jpg
Case study: The right to education and the internet in South Africa Andrew Rens May 2016 English
Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Colombia country report Juan Diego Castañeda and Amalia Toledo, Fundación Karisma Mar 2016 Español, English,
Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Costa Rica country report Cooperativa Sulá Batsú Mar 2016 English, Español
Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Mexico country report Luis Fernando García and Vladimir Chorny, R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales Mar 2016 English, Español
Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Paraguay country report Maricarmen Sequera Buzarquis, TEDIC Mar 2016 English, Español
Freedom of assembly and association online in India, Malaysia and Pakistan Gayathry Venkiteswaran Mar 2016 English
How the technical community frames the Internet and economic, social and cultural rights Avri Doria Dec 2015 English
Status of Freedom of Expression Online: Malaysia Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER Malaysia) Oct 2015 English
India: Limited Access Restricting Expression Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) Oct 2015 English
Internet access and economic, social and cultural rights Juan Carlos Lara, Derechos Digitales Sep 2015 English
Briefings on technology-related violence against women for the 29th Human Rights Council session APC WRP Jun 2015 English, English
Expression Restricted: An Account of Online Expression in Pakistan Bytes for All, Pakistan Jun 2015 Expression Restricted. An Account of Online Expression in Pakistan
Report on the Southern Africa Regional Infrastructure Sharing Workshop CRASA and APC May 2015 English
Unlocking broadband for all: Broadband infrastructure sharing policies and strategies in emerging markets Apr 2015 Français - Rapport complet 100 pages, Français - Résumé 12 pages, English - Full report 88 pages, English - Executive summary 12 pages, English - Appendix 33 pages
Building a context for self-development and learning through the provision of free access to the internet in public libraries in South Africa Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on behalf of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Apr 2015 English

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