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Save Your Internet: Delete Article 13
Save Your Internet: Delete Article 13 05 June 2018

Republished from the Save Your Internet website.  On 20-21 June, the lead committee in the European Parliament (EP), the Legal Affairs Committee, will vote on its Report on Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive. This vote is crucial to ensure that in the near future we will be able to enjoy the internet, as we know and use it today. In order to save your internet we need to convince the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) before 20 June to delete the Article 13...

Participate in the new International Youth Internship Programme
Participate in the new International Youth Internship Programme 07 May 2018

Technology and communication at the heart of social change You would like to participate in an international internship with one of Alternatives’ partners. You want to advance Alternatives' and its allies’ work in the areas of social communications, information and communications technology (ICT), human rights and gender equality. You are dynamic, curious and eager to have a rewarding intercultural experience. This year, Alternatives offers you the chance to participate in a six-month int...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 5
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 5 26 April 2018

Welcome to the fifth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks. Categories 1. Get involved Digital Empowerment Foundation is calling for sessions for their Digital Citizen Summit. The deadline to submit your session proposal is 30 April 2018. Read more. 2. Calls for grants The Beyond the Net Medium and Large Grants Programme is now open for applications until 1...

APC joins over 145 organisations to ask EU Council to stop a rushed EU copyright reform
APC joins over 145 organisations to ask EU Council to stop a rushed EU copyright reform 26 April 2018 Copyright for Creativity (C4C) Coalition

APC has joined over 145 organisations to send an open letter on the EU copyright reform to the EU member state ambassadors and deputy ambassadors ahead of the 27 April meeting of the Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union (COREPER). At this meeting, the Bulgarian Council presidency wants the EU member states to endorse ...

Nearly 100 public interest organisations urge Council of Europe to ensure high transparency standards for cybercrime negotiations
Nearly 100 public interest organisations urge Council of Europe to ensure high transparency standards for cybercrime negotiations 04 April 2018 Maryant Fernández Pérez

On 3 April 2018, the Association for Progressive Communications, along with 93 civil society organisations from across the globe, sent a letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland. The letter requests transparency and meaningful civil society participation in the Council of Europe’s negotiations of the draft Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cyb...

APC's subgranting programme benefits 16 members in 2018
APC's subgranting programme benefits 16 members in 2018 28 March 2018

APC’s subgranting programme, now in its third year, has so far awarded a total of USD 291,534 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Seventeen member organisations were recipients of 17 grants, 14 of which are project grants of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other three are research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each. This last category of grants is still open for prop...

Pablo Accuosto
Pablo Accuosto 28 March 2018

Pablo Accuosto is a pre-doctoral researcher at the Large-Scale Text Understanding Systems Lab/Natural Language Processing Group (LaSTUS/TALN) at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). He is also part of ObservaTIC, a multidisciplinary research team around the social impacts of information and communication technologies (ICTs) at the University of the Republic in Uruguay. Pablo is interested in mu...

Guifi.net: Accessible and affordable 5G network architecture
Guifi.net: Accessible and affordable 5G network architecture 12 March 2018

The race towards 5G technology is generally oriented towards new speeds and services, but there is a fundamental aspect that tends to receive less attention: the need for new generation services to be accessible and affordable for everyone. And it's precisely on this issue that an APC member in Barcelona is focused: Guifi.net, a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. Given the tende...

Making a feminist internet: Building movements, remembering resistance, hacking security and care
Making a feminist internet: Building movements, remembering resistance, hacking security and care 12 November 2017 GenderIT.org

Over 80 people engaged in wildly different kinds of feminist activism across the world gathered together to discuss what does it mean to build movements around feminist principles, women’s rights, sexuality and related issues in the digital age. From the cataclysmic and profoundly loud speaking out that took place spontaneously across varied contexts with #metoo to understanding, owning and b...

APC members in 2016: Recommendations for more effective civil society representation in state bodies
APC members in 2016: Recommendations for more effective civil society representation in state bodies 26 October 2017 BlueLink Foundation

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on governance. “Participation for Nature: Representation of environmental civil society organisations in councils and other state bodies and local authorities”, a research report by BlueLink.net’s executive editor Pavel Antonov and environmental expert Toma Belev, was released in February 2016. The repo...

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