On 1 April 2017 APC’s current deputy executive director, Chat Garcia Ramilo, will assume the position of executive director. Anriette Esterhuysen will step down as ED and assume a position as director of advocacy.
Letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10)
The goal of people-centred information societies can only be achieved through constant adherence to the principle of inclusive participation. This is why meaningful participation of all stakeholders is so important in the ten-year review and in furthering the WSIS vision beyond 2015.
I participated in the 10th annual Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico last month in December 2016.
At APC, we will keep working 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?
Does internet technology make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that the GenderIT.org edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer. The GISWatch report on ESC rights looks at various contexts around the world of how the internet has acted largely as an enabler for ESC rights, and sometimes as a dis-abler or rather a selective enabler, that widens the gaps around existing axis of social and economic difference.
Global Information Society Watch 2016: Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 6 to 9 December 2016. This page is your go-to resource, compiling all the events hosted and co-organised by APC, a schedule of events in which APC and members are participating, and a how-to brief to support the coverage of the event.
PRE-EVENTS – 5 December 2016
Edison Lanza regional consultation on internet rights
9:00-15:00 | WS Rooms 7 and 10
UNESCO – Safety of journalists
16:00-18:00 | WS Room 1
APC as speaker
Best Practice Forum: Cybersecurity
16:30-18:00 | WS Room 6