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 Miembros de APC se reúnen en Sudáfrica para pensar un futuro en conjunto
Miembros de APC se reúnen en Sudáfrica para pensar un futuro en conjunto 17 August 2017

Hace 27 años, la Asociación para el Progreso de las Comunicaciones se fundó como una red de proveedores de internet no gubernamentales. Hoy, APC continúa trabajando en acceso comunitario a infraestructuras de comunicación, pero el mundo ha cambiado en estas décadas y nuestros retos en materia de internet y justicia social se han diversificado. Reunir a todos nuestros miembros supone una celebración del trabajo realizado, asi como del que queda por delante. Después de nuestra última r...

Conversations on net neutrality in Bangladesh
Conversations on net neutrality in Bangladesh 20 September 2018 APCNews

APC member organisation Bytesforall Bangladesh recently conducted a series of interviews with a number of prominent information and communications technology (ICT) and telecom experts to understand the current landscape, awareness, activities and policy framework around net neutrality in Bangladesh. The conversations served as an exercise in stocktaking, and covered issues from regulatory, rights and access perspectives. K. A. M. Morshed is the director of Advocacy, Technology and Partnership...

Right to Know - Episode 1: Into the Media Dark
Right to Know - Episode 1: Into the Media Dark 17 September 2018 Andrew Garton

Right to Know - India’s Internet Avant-garde, is a podcast series about people coming to terms with the internet in some of India’s poorest rural and tribal districts, where many have not seen a television, or as in the ancient city of Chanderi, locals are still coming to terms with cars and scooters. This podcast series, presented and produced by Andrew Garton for the Association for...

India: Decriminalisation must pave the way to positive rights
India: Decriminalisation must pave the way to positive rights 10 September 2018 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes the verdict of the Supreme Court of India on 6 September 2018 decriminalising consensual sex between all adults, irrespective of gender. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code – a remnant of the British colonial era and Victorian morality – has long been an issue fought against by activists. The court has finally...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 9
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 9 30 August 2018

Welcome to the ninth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks. 1. Call for grants OpenCellular Grants (OCG) is a programme to fund, promote and accelerate the non-commercial development and non-traditional deployment of OpenCellular (OC) in rural areas where access to cellular is limited due to availability of service, price of service or limited consumer demand. ...

Foundation for Media Alternatives: Freedom of Information and Data Protection in the Philippines
Foundation for Media Alternatives: Freedom of Information and Data Protection in the Philippines 22 August 2018 Foundation for Media Alternatives

Freedom of information – also referred to as the right to information – is the fundamental right of an individual to access information under the control or custody of the government. The United Nations General Assembly considers it as an integral part of the right of freedom of expression, which is enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). By its very nat...

Closing distances and fuelling the Philippine internet governance community via remote participation at APrIGF 2018
Closing distances and fuelling the Philippine internet governance community via remote participation at APrIGF 2018 18 August 2018 Liza Garcia from Foundation for Media Alternatives

I did not fly to Vanuatu for the 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). But still, I participated in this year's APrIGF, albeit remotely. My organisation, the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), together with the Internet Society (ISOC) Philippines Chapter and our Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), set up a remote hub for those who are i...

APrIGF 2018: Focusing on internet governance in the Asia Pacific region
APrIGF 2018: Focusing on internet governance in the Asia Pacific region 16 August 2018 APCNews

The latest edition of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) took place on 13-16 August in Vanuatu around the motto Empowering Communities in Asia Pacific to Build an Affordable, Inclusive, Open and Secure Internet. APC participated in this event to advance internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region.  According t...

APC calls for the release of photographer Shahidul Alam and for an end to crackdown on expression in Bangladesh
APC calls for the release of photographer Shahidul Alam and for an end to crackdown on expression in Bangladesh 13 August 2018 APC

APC and its undersigned members express concern over the detention of Shahidul Alam. On 5 August, renowned Bangladeshi photographer and human rights defender Shahidul Alam was detained by members of the country's Detective Branch of Police. He was charged with the infamous provision on “spreading propaganda and false information against the government” (Section 57) under Bang...

APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Vanuatu
APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Vanuatu 10 August 2018 APCNews

The latest edition of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) will take place on 13-16 August in Vanuatu around the motto Empowering Communities in Asia Pacific to Build an Affordable, Inclusive, Open and Secure Internet. The Forum will serve as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level and to adva...

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