The Web We Want campaign, which supports global, national, and regional efforts to make the web universal, free, and open, has launched its second round of small grants in two categories: Rapid Response grants (open and rolling) and Web 25 Year of Action grants (deadline: 7 April 2014).
Sick and tired of too much foreign content on television and too much political meddling in the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)? Fed up with some of the most exploitative communications costs in the world?
APC welcomes the opportunity to submit comments to the ITU as part of the process to develop its Strategic Plan for the years 2016-2019. The open consultation to which this submission responds is a very positive and welcome step on the part of the ITU Council which, as the following comments indicate, APC hopes will become a consistent feature of the ITU’s ongoing work.
APC is hosting a workshop on “Internet intermediary liability: towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet” in Johannesburg, South Africa. The aim of the workshop is to develop best practice guides for law makers and regulators in Africa – based on the discussion and conclusions of the workshop. This event will t...
A coalition of internet users successfully advocated for the elimination of an article from Ecuador’s new criminal code that legalised massive communications surveillance. In this article for the LAC Digital Rights newsletter, APC’s policy team talks about its advocacy process.
Valeria Betancourt, APC policy manager, wrote two chapters of this book: “Citizen participation in the age of the information society” and “ICT for development milestones and approaches in Latin America and the Caribbean”. The book builds on a seminar, Open Development: Exploring the future of the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Montevide...
Lorde’s new album, “Heroine,” is taking young New Zealand women where they’ve never been before: to the front of the world stage. A leading New Zealand singer-songwriter and a self identified feminist, Lorde is just 17 years old and grew up in Auckland.
Official submission form #1 on the Outcome Documents of the WSIS +10 High-Level Event 13-17 April 2014, Sharm el-Sheikh, submitted by APC on 30 September 2013.
This GISWatch special report collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last ten years, capturing the kinds of shifts that have been experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced way. You can download the report in English, French and Spanish.