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Take a journey through APC's history with Karel Novotný
Take a journey through APC's history with Karel Novotný 23 May 2019 APCNews

In this interview with journalist and long-time APC collaborator Frederick Noronha, our membership and network building coordinator Karel Novotný takes us on a journey through the APC network's past and present, and gives us some hints on what's ahead. APC was founded in 1990 by seven non-governmental internet service providers (ISPs) active in different parts of the world. “Some of them were the first non-academic and non-military internet providers in their countries, including...

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 changed in many ways over the past two decades, increasing the challenges and diversifying our work on t...

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 Communicati...

GreenNet: 30 years making internet history
GreenNet: 30 years making internet history 09 November 2016

The APC European members meeting that took place on 19-20 October 2016 in Sarajevo was the perfect venue for Leila Nachawati Rego from APCNews to meet Edward Maw and Karen Banks from GreenNet, one of APC’s founders and the first organisational member of the network. They reviewed GreenNet’s long and fruitful relationship with APC, its groundbreaking past as the first NGO internet service pr...

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