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Association for Progressive Communications · January, 2019

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 from January, 2019

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Connecting the unconnected in Kenya’s urban slums

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The Azacualpa community network in Honduras: Empowering the Lenca people through technology

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Creating autonomous community networks in the Brazilian Amazon

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Deploying community cellular networks in rural barangays in the Philippines

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Challenging inequality in post-apartheid South Africa: A bottom-up, community-led business model for connectivity

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How the rural Greek village of Sarantaporo turned to community networks to provide much needed connectivity

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