Institute for Global Communications

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Institute for Global Communications

"Beginning in 1987, the Institute for Global Communications (IGC) played a formative role in bringing advanced communications technologies to grassroots organizations worldwide working for peace, human rights, environmental sustainability, women's rights, conflict resolution and worker rights. Our flagship global computer networks -- PeaceNet, EcoNet, WomensNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet and AntiRacismNet -- became trademark names in the struggle for democratic use of the media and the world's communications infrastructure. At its peak in 1998, IGC had over 35 full-time staff members...

"In partnership with six international organizations, IGC co-founded the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in 1990. APC is an international coalition of progressive computer networks and to date includes 25 wholly autonomous but affiliated members and 40 partners. APC provides effective and efficient communications and information-sharing tools to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and citizen activists working for social change in more than 130 countries.

"Since 1992, IGC and its APC partners have been the primary information and communications service provider at UN world conferences, including the 1992 United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, the 1993 United Nations Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo and the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing...

"IGC Internet is a project of the Tides Center, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization." [1]

Advisory Board [2]

  • Mark Graham, Board Chair Vice President of Technology, iVillage, The Women's Network, New York
  • Bennett Haselton, Webmaster,, Seattle
  • Josh Knauer, CEO, and Founder of Envirolink Network
  • Allan Hunt-Badiner, Writer, Ecological Activist, and Web Architect, Big Sur
  • Jillaine Smith, Communications & Organization Development Consultant, Washington DC
  • Shirley Strong, Executive Director, Project Change Anti-Racism Initiative, San Francisco



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. About ICG, ICG, accessed October 14, 2007.
  2. About ICG, ICG, accessed October 14, 2007.