About the APC IMPACT Project

The APC-IMPACT (India, Malaysia, Pakistan Advocacy for Change through Technology) is one project that aims to address restrictions on the internet by promoting and protecting internet rights.

A joint initiative of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and its members and partners – Digital Empowerment Foundation (India), Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) (Malaysia) and Bytes for All (Pakistan) – the project will work specifically to advance freedom of expression, freedom of information, freedom of assembly and association as enabler of human rights and democratization.

Through awareness-raising and capacity-building, APC-IMPACT will reach out to human rights defenders – activists, national rights institutes, media rights advocates, judiciary, legal sector, women’s groups – and civil society in general, and provide them with knowledge, tools and networks so that violations can be monitored, reported and addressed.

The ultimate impact of this project will be on the ordinary citizens of India, Malaysia and Pakistan who will be able to associate freely, express their views and concerns on the internet, and improve their lives through access to information on the internet.