2017

How did APC contribute to change in 2017? Our annual report is out!
How did APC contribute to change in 2017? Our annual report is out! 25 September 2018 FF

2017 was a year of transition for APC. This is something that speaks very positively of the health and vibrancy of a nearly 30-year-old network. As Bishakha Datta, chair of APC's board of directors, puts it in her introduction: “Access. Rights. A Feminist Internet. Governance. Use and Development. Community. (Or FAIR and GUD-C, as I affectionately acronymised them for myself.) These are the pillars of APC’s strategic plan. (...) But there’s one key letter missing from this big picture ...

APC Annual Report 2017
APC Annual Report 2017 22 September 2018

2017 was a year of transition in APC. When APC’s former executive director Anriette Esterhuysen told APC’s management team that she was resigning, we couldn’t quite believe it. Over the last 16 years, Anriette had been the heart of APC, and it was difficult to imagine APC without her. Anriette first joined APC when the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) – where she was executive director – became an APC member organisation in 1993. She was elected to APC’s board of directors ...

EsLaRed: Analysis of policies that threaten access to the internet in Venezuela, as a consequence of the state of emergency, during the period 2016-2017
EsLaRed: Analysis of policies that threaten access to the internet in Venezuela, as a consequence of the state of emergency, during the period 2016-2017 09 April 2018 Edmundo Vitale, Sandra Benitez and Beatriz Sandia

In Venezuela, in recent decades, projects, programmes and plans on policies have been developed. These items are conceived to ensure equitable, affordable and sustainable access to the internet for the digitally excluded population, considering geographical location, gender, social stratum, disabilities or identity. These initiatives have been based on the strategic guidelines set out in the pl...

APC’s Mike Jensen and Ermanno Pietrosemoli join the Internet Hall of Fame
APC’s Mike Jensen and Ermanno Pietrosemoli join the Internet Hall of Fame 20 September 2017

It is a week of celebration for APC, with two of our closest friends and internet pioneers joining the Internet Hall of Fame. Mike Jensen and Ermanno Pietrosemoli are two of the latest recipients of this honorary lifetime achievement award administered by the Internet Society (ISOC), which recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the i...

Fun facts on the history of APC!
Fun facts on the history of APC! 11 September 2017

Between 18 and 20 August, APC members met in Ithala, South Africa to celebrate the work we have all done and to discuss what is still ahead. This was our latest meeting, 27 years after the Association for Progressive Communications started as a network of non-governmental internet providers. Today, we are still pioneering community access to infrastructure, but the world has chan...

Feminist Internet eXchange in Bangkok
Feminist Internet eXchange in Bangkok 27 July 2017

Some feminist lovers of the internet and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) are organising a Feminist Internet eXchange pop-up in Bangkok on 31 July 2017, following the 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). The main objective of this meet-up is to look at the Feminist Principles of the Internet, developed by APC, through the lens of experiences re...

Storify: RightsCon 2017
Storify: RightsCon 2017 03 April 2017

APC joined organisations, tech companies, universities, startups and governments from 95 countries attending the 2017 RightsCon taking place in Brussels, Belgium, on 29-31 March. [View the story "RightsCon 2017: " on Storify]

What do we want to accomplish in 2017?
What do we want to accomplish in 2017? 03 January 2017

For years, the internet has had a transformative effect throughout the world. Despite the increasing curbs on freedoms and rights, APC will continue to work on promoting access to a free and open internet to improve our lives and create a more just world. What does this mean specifically and what do we wish to accomplish in 2017? A more feminist internet. 2016 brought us a new improved versio...

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