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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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26 June 2018

Community networks empower the unconnected to take an active role in defending their right to connectivity

Community networks face two major challenges: achieving community participation and commitment, and circumventing regulatory mechanisms necessary for their implementation.

Telecentres serve as spaces in which communities share new technologies

"The essential element in terms of telecentres is the community.."

20 June 2018

South Africa becomes the first country in the region to support community networks

"...in an increasingly centralised ecosystem,... it is often difficult to raise the viability of a radically different model such as the community networks one."

3 June 2018

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 6

The May 2018 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,

30 April 2018

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 5

The April 2018 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,

2 April 2018

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter – Number 4

The March 2018 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,

27 February 2018

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter – Number 3

The February 2018 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,

7 October 2017

Early Local Efforts Linking Activists During the Pre-Internet Days

Before the internet as we know it existed, groups of activists from different corners of the world were working on stand-alone systems with “human gateways”.

5 October 2017

“We Need to Create Together Digital Neighbourhoods Where We Can Operate Without Fear”

The following post was originally published on APC News and is republished here as part of a partnership between the Association for Progressive Communications and Rising Voices. Kéfir, based in...