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Job call: Ending Online Gender-based Violence project coordinator
Job call: Ending Online Gender-based Violence project coordinator 25 May 2018

The Women's Rights Programme of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is looking for a feminist movement builder, dynamic communicator and experienced project coordinator with a background in ending gender-based violence, to join APC’s virtual team. The Ending Online Gender-based Violence project coordinator will be responsible for strengthening and growing APC's network of activists and organisations working in this area, coordinating work with partners in different countrie...

Job call: APC is looking for a Feminist Internet Research Network lead
Job call: APC is looking for a Feminist Internet Research Network lead 25 May 2018

The Women's Rights Programme of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is looking for an experienced feminist researcher to join APC’s virtual office and help support our exciting work. The research lead will be responsible for coordinating a Feminist Internet Research Network of partners who will undertake data-driven research to support change in policy and in discourse on internet rights in four main thematic areas: access, big data and artificial intelligence, online gende...

Internet Universality Indicators: Join us in a Twitter-interview!
Internet Universality Indicators: Join us in a Twitter-interview! 13 October 2017

Internet Universality Indicators: What are they? How are they going to be used? Will they be able to influence policy? UNESCO’s project to define Internet Universality Indicators aims to build a framework of indicators that can be used to assess levels of achievement, in individual countries, of the four fundamental "ROAM" principles included in the Internet Universality concept: R – t...

The pre-internet days and early local efforts at linking activists
The pre-internet days and early local efforts at linking activists 03 October 2017 APC, in collaboration with Rising Voices

This piece was inspired by an article entitled "Mike Jensen: The pre-internet days" In the early 1980s, before the internet as we know it existed, groups of activists from different corners of the world were working on stand-alone systems with “human gateways”. Technicians had to physically travel from one part of the world to another to install software and programme code to allow dif...

Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa to take place in Johannesburg
Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa to take place in Johannesburg 26 September 2017 APC

Privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online are some of the concerns of this year's Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (#FIFAfrica17). Co-organised by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), this meeting will take place in Jo...

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...

The internet of memory: “To hell with facts! We need stories!” 
The internet of memory: “To hell with facts! We need stories!”  03 August 2017 Jennifer Radloff

Storytelling is ancient. We all learn through stories whether at the feet of our elders, in story circles at school, through reading, listening or writing. There is something which ignites us when someone says “let me tell you a story”. Digital storytelling connects the telling of stories to digital media for the recording, production and dissemination of the stories. More importantly, digi...

The internet of memory: Encouraging more women to find their “J” spot. The journey continues
The internet of memory: Encouraging more women to find their “J” spot. The journey continues 22 June 2017 Jennifer Radloff

The next step on the road from Huairou to New York (the first leg of the journey was described in our last installment) was via Seoul in September 1999 for a meeting of women’s media, communications and information groups, at Sookmyung University. The occasion, the Global Women’s Electronic Networking Training (GWENT). This convening launched WomenAction, a global network and campaign of wo...

The internet of memory: First we’ll take Huairou and then we’ll take New York. Hacking the UN to code technology and women’s rights into the system
The internet of memory: First we’ll take Huairou and then we’ll take New York. Hacking the UN to code technology and women’s rights into the system 06 June 2017 Jennifer Radloff

Despite many obstacles, the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) team who wired the Beijing process was instrumental in transforming women’s activism and networking across the globe. Women’s global networking will never be the same! The road from Huairou to New York from 1995 to 2017 taken by the Association for Progressive Commun...

Sekoetlane Phamodi, APC’s new Africa policy coordinator: “Women are holding knives by their blades”
Sekoetlane Phamodi, APC’s new Africa policy coordinator: “Women are holding knives by their blades” 13 January 2017 APC

A fundamental challenge in need of urgent resolution in the digital age is how to protect human rights and freedoms on the internet, and the African continent is no exception. African internet rights are at the core of APC’s work and will take another step forward with our new Africa policy regional coordinator, Sekoetlane Phamodi, who just joined APC. Sekoetlane Phamodi is a Black feminist a...

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