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How did APC contribute to change in 2017? Our annual report is out!

2017 was a year of transition for APC. This report provides an overview of what APC and its network accomplished during that year.
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Young Nigeriens Want Comprehensive Sex Ed and Solid Advice

September 24, 2018
In Niger, talking about sex and contraceptives isn’t always easy. But little by little, things are changing.

In Six Francophone West African Cities, Mayors Are Serious about Investing in Family Planning

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is one of the cities now committing its own resources to launch new family planning and reproductive healt

APC's Karen Banks wins Oxford Internet Institute Award

Computer networking pioneer Karen Banks, APC's director of operations and a former core part of GreenNet, an APC founding member, was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

New APC member Damián Loreti: “Media laws are part of the political and legal battlefield”

APCNews spoke with Damián Loreti, a new APC individual member and one of the leading experts on freedom of expression in Latin America, on the progress and setbacks in this area in Argentina and the rest of the region.

Free spectrum and freedom of expression in the 21st century

Based on a review of the basic concepts regarding electromagnetic spectrum and its management, this article explores a few differences between the notions of “free spectrum” and “open spectrum” in order to understand some challenges related

Conversations on net neutrality in Bangladesh

APC member organisation Bytesforall Bangladesh recently conducted a series of interviews with a number of prominent ICT and telecom experts to understand the current landscap

I’m headed to AfriSIG 2018 and here’s why…

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), organised by APC and the African Union Commission, has emerged as the leading platform for developing the next generation of internet governance professionals in Africa.

Student Loans Helped Osoro Build a Business and Expand Health Care in Rural Kenya

September 20, 2018
He had almost given up on his dream of owning a health care enterprise. Then he learned about the Afya Elimu Fund. 

Mapping Segregation: Google Maps and the Human Rights of Palestinians

This report by 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement reveals new insights about how Google Maps’ mapping process in the occupied Palestinian territories serves the interests of the Israeli government and contradicts Google’s comm

Future on a plate: tech & the end of hunger

(New York, USA) The World Food Programme, UN Global Pulse and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data are hosting an interactive exhibit at the U.N.

Global Pulse at the 73 Session of the UN General Assembly

Author: 
Felicia Vacarelu, Communications Specialist, UN Global Pulse

HRC 39: Oral Statement on Cybercrime Law and Media Regulation Law in Egypt

The Cybercrime Law and the Media Regulation Law in Egypt represent an attempt to impose full control over the flow of information online, in what seems to be an effort to close the space for public debate and prevent the exercise of the fund

Harnessing Innovation for Economic Stability

(New York, USA) In a world of increased economic, social and environmental volatility, economic stability is growing in importance and innovators are responding.

Open letter on the establishment of the UN Secretary General's High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

There is a clear need for greater cooperation in the digital sphere and we hope that the panel brings a fresh approach to this Digital Cooperation. 

Right to Know - Episode 1: Into the Media Dark

In this first episode, we discover what the United Nations Development Programme means by India's media dark, we find a broadband wireless tower made entirely from junk, and children from different castes sing together on a videoconferencing
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