Australia

Ian Peter
Ian Peter 31 May 2017

Ian Peter was one of the original founding Directors of APC, and was involved in early internet networks since the mid 1980s. He has maintained a continuing involvement with civil society involvement in internet issues, and has been a past Co-coordinator of the Internet Governance Caucus and the first Chair of the Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG) – a coalition of coalitions involved in internet governance issues, of which APC is a member. Ian maintains an internet history site at ww...

Andrew Garton
Andrew Garton 25 May 2017

Andrew Garton is an independent filmmaker, musician and writer with a background in community access video and broadcasting. After a decade of music-making in the 1980s, his interest in participatory democracy and the distribution of chemical free food led him to co-establishing Pegasus Networks, a pre-internet service throughout Australia, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. His work spans the genres of non-fiction film-making, short-format documentary, non-linear radio documentary drama...

Online censorship in South Africa: Protecting or policing?
Online censorship in South Africa: Protecting or policing? 25 June 2012 Sonia Randhawa

The Spear is a painting that depicts the South African president Jacob Zuma in a rallying pose, with genitals exposed. It has caused controversy and been defaced. Images of the painting have gone viral on internet. In late May 2012, the South African Film and Publications Board classified the painting, as not suitable for people under the age of 16. But in a country where one in four women is r...

CC Case Studies
CC Case Studies 26 June 2009 Andrew Garton

[img_assist|nid=8855|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=213|height=300]Late 2008 a sensational homage to Creative Commons (CC) usage within Australasia was published. Edited by Rachel Cobcroft and produced in collaboration with the team at the Australian Creative Commons Clinic, >Building an Australasian Commons features a vast repertoire of projects and initiatives that have employed Crea...

Media convergence and information rights in Australia
Media convergence and information rights in Australia 07 March 2009 Ellie Rennie

Late 2008, Open Spectrum Australia (a kind of ‘think tank’ for community media) decided to bring together community media groups from both platforms to discuss the issue of media convergence. In order to provide a focus for the day, we came up with an information rights ‘campaign’ of our own and asked for feedback. This article reports on outcomes of the symposium, Quality/Control .

Support Sarawak Gone, innovative micro-docs series
Support Sarawak Gone, innovative micro-docs series 16 February 2009 Andrew Garton

Innovative micro-docs series produced by apc.au / Toy Satellite in association with Rengah Sarawak seeks support towards its completion. Sarawak Gone explores four remote Bidayuh communities accessible by foot within an hour’s drive from Kuching, capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia.

apc.au celebrates Document Freedom Day
apc.au celebrates Document Freedom Day 26 March 2008 Grant McHerron

APC member apc.au releases ten years of essays, lectures, reports and articles dealing with information communication technologies for cultural development to celebrate Document Freedom Day 2008

EngageMedia
EngageMedia 23 February 2008

EngageMedia is a media, technology and culture organisation focused on the strategic use of video to address critical social and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region. It works with independent film-makers, video activists, technologists, campaigners and social movements to generate wider audiences for their vital messages and move people to action. EngageMedia aims to demystify ...