Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Working in support of affordable internet access, internet rights, communication and information policy, and strategic use of technology and capacity building, APC started activities in 1990 with the mission to empower and support organizations and social movements from developing countries in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).   APC is both an organization and a network with 50 members in 35 countries, the majority from developing countries.  In Latin America and the Caribbean APC has members in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.   Also concerned about intellectual property, APC participated in the project ‘Towards Détente in Media Piracy’ , a two-year project (2008-2010) coordinated by APC that examined the nature and extent of media piracy and the effect of anti-piracy legislative and enforcement frameworks on access to knowledge in developing countries.  The Social Science Research Council report “Media piracy in emerging economies” has chapters on Brazil, Mexico and Bolivia.

Contact:

Mail: info(at)apc.org

(June 2011)

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