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Association for Progressive Communications

APC’s mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.

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31 January 2020

Apprise: Using AI to unmask situations of forced labour and human trafficking

The creators of the Apprise app share how they created a system assist workers in Thailand to avoid vulnerable situations.

22 January 2020

Decolonising AI: A transfeminist approach to data and social justice

"We propose to build a transfeminist critique and framework that offers not only the potential to analyse the damaging effects of AI, but also a proactive understanding on how to...

10 January 2020

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 24

The December 2019 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.

8 November 2019

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 23

The October 2019 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.

28 September 2019

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 22

The September 2019 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.

29 August 2019

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 21

The August 2019 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.

8 July 2019

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 19

The June 2019 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.

4 June 2019

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 18

The May 2019 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.

13 May 2019

Building community networks in Italy: Hacker-led experiments to bridge the digital divide

Learn about community networks from an Italian perspective focusing on the experience of Ninux.

23 April 2019

“We can't just sit back and wait…”

A gender perspective was strongly emphasised in the creation of the community networks, with women from the communities actively involved from the very beginning.

1 April 2019

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 16

The March 2019 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.

24 February 2019

How the cooperative model might serve an organisational model for community networks in Costa Rica and beyond

The community-run electric cooperative model used to develop community-run electricity services in Costa Rica is a possible business model for community networks in Latin America.

22 February 2019

Where community networks may not go: E-commerce claims to bridge the rural-urban gap in China

China’s governance model forbids significant options for community networks outside the purview of the state. Thus state telecoms operators and state-supported e‑commerce companies have co-opted (or fenced off) niches that...