Strategic use of the internet

Rightsizing Telecoms
Rightsizing Telecoms 02 February 2010 Sam Bahour

The current financial crisis has been branded as that of the banking, insurance and automobile industries. However, other sectors—namely telecommunications—which are seemingly humming along should not be ignored by those interested in maximizing today’s economic lessons. Turning a blind eye toward a profitable industry should no longer be an option. Industry regulators and legislators must be prepared to take proactive action before an industry falters. Taking inventory is a good st...

Network of networks: Advisory group meeting
Network of networks: Advisory group meeting 29 January 2010 Chad Lubelsky

I’ve been working on the the APC’s Network of networks for a free and open internet project for a few months now.

Take Back the Tech!
Take Back the Tech! 28 January 2010

During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence each year, the APC WNSP calls for everyone – especially women and grrls – to Take Back the Tech! and reclaim technology for the fight against violence against women – using cell phones, instant messengers, blogs, websites, digital cameras, email, podcasts and more. Initiated in 2006, the campaign creates awareness on how ICTs are conn...

MDG3 mid-term assessment and planning meeting
MDG3 mid-term assessment and planning meeting 28 January 2010

This meeting is part of the MDG3: Strengthening women’s strategic use of ICTs to combat violence against women and girls project run by the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP).

Network of networks for a free and open internet
Network of networks for a free and open internet 19 January 2010 Chad Lubelsky

2010 promises to be a significant year for the future of the internet with a number of potential changes on the horizon. It could be the last year of existence for the Internet Governance Forum and ICANN is confronting big changes as it moves out from under the control of the US government. In this time of flux, policy windows can open and close quickly. APC is building a worldwide network of c...

The APC ICT Policy Handbook (Second edition)
The APC ICT Policy Handbook (Second edition) 15 November 2009 APC/Ed. David Souter

APC launched its first ICT policy handbook “for beginners” in 2003 to critical acclaim. It was the first comprehensive guide for non-technicians. Now APC has published an entirely rewritten second edition, available free and online for anyone to download.    

Google Earth outreach offering East Africa workshops
Google Earth outreach offering East Africa workshops 16 October 2009 KAH

News has come through that Google Earth Outreach is organising a series of capacity building events in Kampala and Nairobi.

Grass root(er)s: Green e-activists of Eastern Europe enter politics
Grass root(er)s: Green e-activists of Eastern Europe enter politics 30 July 2009 Pavel Antonov

The greens are growing like weeds in Bulgaria and Hungary and recently ecologists in Bulgaria made significant headway on yet another battle against a Goliath, preventing the further destruction along the Black Sea coast and high mountains to make way for luxury housing. Campaigns spread like viruses through emailing lists and online networks, and ultimately ended up on the streets in protest,...

What defines ‘adult content’ and what exactly do you mean by explicit?
What defines ‘adult content’ and what exactly do you mean by explicit? 22 July 2009 KAH

APC’s women’s programme has started a really cool research project on sexuality and the internet.

APC strategic priorities for 2009-12: The challenges and opportunities  to using internet for social justice today
APC strategic priorities for 2009-12: The challenges and opportunities to using internet for social justice today 14 May 2009 APC

After several days of intense debate, APC members identified six issues as the key strategic areas that APC must tackle in the next five years: advocating for affordable internet access for all, ICTs and the environment, building the “information commons” , defending internet rights, critical and creative engagement of emerging technologies from a social change perspective and improving gov...