KnoopPunt was a "Full Member" of the
Associoation for Progressive Communication.
APC has been operating as an international, membership-based organisation since 1990
strong mixture of Southern and Northern organisations.
is implementing global and regional information and communication technology (ICT) projects
to raise awareness, build capacity,
ActionApps application a collaborative web publishing tool for non-profits) and information resources to strengthen civil society
participation in decision-making.
It outlines the rights of people to use the internet freely,
particularly in their work for social, economic and environmental justice.
APC was pioneering in the use of Internet for NGO's and emancipatory movements Just a grip:
Corporate watch (Corporate Watch), empowerment of women
Community Education Computer Society (CECS), South Africa), media watch
Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), Philippines), envirnoment issues
community networking (c2o Community Communications Online),
peacekeeping (Zamir, Peacenet in a Warzone ).
APC has evoluated from a pioneering international organisation based on the grass-root movements and NGO's
to a well established organisation with Category
One Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
APC has indeed done some historic work
at the United Nations connecting NGO's to the Net.
Meanwhile, the role of media-activism on the Net is taken over by many others
but APC is still strong in
supporting women, especially in the South to get on the Net
Read more about KnoopPunt implementing low-cost-technology, telecommunication and internet pioneering,
media-activism and laboratory for... well the famous hacker 'Red Attack' was a former
KnoopPunt member. But in the end he got hacked also ;-)
But for all KnoopPunt was a telecommunication
facilitator for NGO's, in a global world... anti-globalists avant la lettre.
Sometimes we organised a lot of IT training installed networks and made
client-oriented user-interfaces. Pioneers all-right. I remember me and my Dutch friend
Gert van Velzen now working at the RIPE
developping a searchmachine from scratch... breaking iron with our teeth. More on
Low Cost Technology