About this site
The APC.au National Information Communication Technology (ICT) Policy & Internet Rights Portal is an open invitation to share information and resources amongst the various organisations, individuals, researchers and advocates of ICT policy in Australasia.
We invite participation from Civil Society in the development of this resource. If you have only just heard about this project write to us about participating.
The APC.au National ICT Policy and Internet Rights Portal is a work in progress and was established in collaboration with Association for Progressive Communications (APC).
This site is one of several portals set up by APC members - organisations who work with ICTs for sustainable development, and social and environmental justice - locally in Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain, the UK and Uruguay.
APC.au Ltd was founded in 1997 to undertake the work of the international Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in Australia. It established the web hosting service, Community Communications Online (c2o) and in 2001 it acquired the new media arts/reasearch & development organisation, Toy Satellite.
APC.au's key areas of concern, as demonstrated by this site, is to raise public awareness to information communication technology (ICT) rights and the policies that govern those rights.
APC.au's core objectives are:
- To promote and provide services for the development, application and strategic use of, and community education in respect to electronic networking technologies.
- To develop and provide networking services, applications and content, advisory, consulting and related services.
- To assist community organisations in the use of electronic networking technologies and services and in the development and publication of network content, in areas of community interest including environment, social development, human rights and social justice.
- To support electronic networking initiatives through the Australasian and Asian/Pacific areas and promote open and equitable access to networking technologies particularly for the non-government sector and disadvantaged groups and for the development of strategic working communities.
This site was initiated thanks to a grant received by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to support civil society involvement in ICT policy processes.
This ICT Rights and Policy portal is one of ten being developed around the world.
How to participate
Participate in the development of this site as a community and civil society resource.
- Send news, articles, announcements or ICT policy materials to the Editor.
- Comment directly on the site.
- Join the moderated discussion list. Send a blank email to: ict-portal-subscribe.
The materials and information contained on this web site are provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation any warranty for information, services, or products provided through or in connection with this web site and any implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, expectation of privacy or non-infringement.