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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.

Latest posts by Association for Progressive Communications

A digital communications system geared to the needs and local context of remote communities in the Amazon

Remote Amazon communities in Brazil can now use the HERMES system that enables secure connections for text and photo exchange across an area of hundreds of kilometres.

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 31

The November 2020 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.

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 26

The June 2020 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.

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 25

The May 2020 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with the Internet Society and Rhizomática.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.