Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Friday 1 October 2010

APC’s strength lies in the fact that we don’t get excited about the
internet for the internet sake. We are committed activists who want to use it to make the world a better place.

We help people get access to the internet where there is none or it is unaffordable, we help grassroots groups use the technology to develop their communities and further their rights, and we work to make sure that government policies related to information and communication serve the best interests of the general population, especially people living in developing countries.

The APC vision

All people have easy and affordable access to a free and open internet
to improve their lives and
create a more just world.

The APC mission

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.

A network and an organisation

APC is both a network and an organisation. APC members are groups working in their own countries to advance the same mission as APC. In February 2010, APC had 48 members in 36 countries, the majority from developing countries.

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