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APC members meet in South Africa to craft a collaborative future
APC members meet in South Africa to craft a collaborative future 15 August 2017

Twenty-seven years ago, the Association for Progressive Communications started as an network of non-governmental internet providers. Today, APC is still pioneering community access to infrastructure, but the world has changed in many ways over the past two decades, increasing the challenges and diversifying our work on the internet as a tool for social justice. Getting all of our members together is a celebration of the work we have done and the work still ahead. After our last members meetin...

Guifi.net, APC's new member in Catalonia: Creating free, open and neutral telecoms networks
Guifi.net, APC's new member in Catalonia: Creating free, open and neutral telecoms networks 11 May 2017

Guifi.net is, in the words of its members, a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic project with the objective of creating a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. The Guifi.net project puts in practice a disruptive economic model based on the commons model and the collaborative economy, in which volunteers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and public administrations cooperate to build and operate sustainable common-pool network infrastructure. ...

APC statement in solidarity with Hungarian civil society and Central European University
APC statement in solidarity with Hungarian civil society and Central European University 27 April 2017

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) expresses its solidarity with civil society in Hungary, who are facing unjustifiable attacks from the government aimed at stigmatising them and undermining their credibility. We stand with the 80,000 people who marched in Budapest in protest of government policies that seek to intimidate civil society and curtail academic ...

French "right to be forgotten" ruling could be devastating for freedom of expression globally
French "right to be forgotten" ruling could be devastating for freedom of expression globally 19 April 2017

APC joined 17 non-governmental organisations from across the globe in a legal submission before France’s highest court, the Council of State (Conseil d’État), raising serious concerns about a ruling of France’s data protection authority, the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL), on the “right to be forgotten”. CNIL is demanding tha...

guifi.net
guifi.net 13 April 2017

guifi.net is a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic project with the objective of creating a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. The guifi.net project puts in practice a disruptive economic model based on the commons model and the collaborative economy, in which volunteers, SMEs and public administrations cooperate to build and operate sustainable common-p...

The nerdiest and most open of them all: Internet Freedom Festival 2017
The nerdiest and most open of them all: Internet Freedom Festival 2017 07 April 2017 Smita for GenderIT.org

When once I registered for the 2017 Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, I was added to a mailing list which had a constant flow of information on the festival and the activities related to it. Even before the schedule came out, the festival sounded fascinating, and distinctly different from other conferences, both national and international, which I have attended as of now. The board was div...

Feminist autonomous infrastructure: Technomagical fires to warm your hearts
Feminist autonomous infrastructure: Technomagical fires to warm your hearts 02 April 2017 Jac sm Kee

At the Internet Freedom Festival, Jac sm Kee interviewed four amazing feminists from Latin America: Carla from Brazil, a volunteer at Marialab and Vedetas; Geisa Santos from Periféricas; Fernanda, also with Marialab and Vedetas; and Nadege, located between Spain and Mexico, and part of Kéfir. They had organised a session at the Internet Freedom Festival titled Gender Inclusive: From the groun...

Chelsea Manning and other political prisoners: Report from Internet Freedom Festival
Chelsea Manning and other political prisoners: Report from Internet Freedom Festival 02 April 2017 Mallory Knodel

For International Women’s Day, some human rights and technology groups threw a benefit party for Chelsea Manning in Valencia, Spain as part of the annual Internet Freedom Festival. Chelsea Manning is an important activist in internet freedom for using the online platform Wikileaks to inform the world about classified US documents revealing corruption and civilian casualties. She was recently ...

APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2017
APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2017 04 March 2017

The Internet Freedom Festival (IFF), which takes place in Valencia, Spain on a yearly basis, has become one of the main events for civil society to gather around issues of surveillance, censorship and circumvention worldwide. Hundreds of activists, journalists and members of the technical community get together to explore trends, challenges and strategies. At this 2017 edition, APC&nb...

Happening soon! Global South Mixer Party in Valencia
Happening soon! Global South Mixer Party in Valencia 03 March 2017

The Association for Progressive Communications and Derechos Digitales are delighted to invite organisations from the global South to participate in the Global South Mixer Party, to take place at the Internet Freedom Festival 2017 in Valencia, Spain, on Thursday 9 March at 19:30 in Patio Naranjos. We want to offer a space for exchange and interaction between actors from the global South. Ar...

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