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AlterMundi: “Community networks embody the original spirit of the internet”

JOAO PESSOA 23 November 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNoticias)

They are called AlterMundi and describe themselves as a “network of activists, working with people with no knowledge of networks or information technology.” This year they won the 2015 award in the “Devices, Infrastructure and Technologies: Acceleration and expansion of access” category from the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA).

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Avis Momeni from PROTEGE QV: "Access to information and technologies can help communities lift themselves out of poverty"

21 November 2015 (Caroline Tagny for APCNews)

“The work we do within APC is complementary and there are many members who care about and work on community issues, poverty issues and larger societal issues,” says Avis Momeni, general secretary of PROTEGE QV, an APC member based in Cameroon, in an interview with APCNews.

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Strengthen solidarity: Share your strategies for countering violence against women

20 November 2015 (Take Back the Tech! for APCNews)

Despite global attention, technology-related violence against women is still minimised and misunderstood. We want women and girls shaping the conversation for each other and for decision-makers. The best step we can take to counter violence against women is to share our knowledge with each other. For 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, get together, share your strategies and take back the tech!

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New GenderIT.org edition on the politics of sex

19 November 2015 (GenderIT.org for APCNews)

The 2015 Global Information Society Watch brings stories on the politics of sex and sexual rights online from 52 countries worldwide. This GenderIT.org edition draws on and highlights the stories published there, ranging from the challenges and possibilities that the internet offers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, to female genital mutilation, the right to legal abortions, to the rights of sex workers, criminalization of sexual expressions or sex education in schools.

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"Keep fighting for a free and open internet - if not, we are going to lose it": APC's Nadine Moawad's speech at the IGF closing ceremony

19 November 2015 (APCNews)

Nadine Moawad, APC Women’s Rights Programme member, spoke at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Internet Governance Forum that took place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, on 10-13 November. We invite you to listen to the full speech in the following video.

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IGF 2015: The right to protest online

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Internet Governance Forum: The right to protest online

In the digital age, protests are no longer limited to assemblies and gatherings in physical spaces but are increasingly taking place, in whole or in part, online.

International call on Moroccan authorities to drop charges against human rights defenders

17 November 2015 (APCNews)

We, international human rights, peace and freedom of expression organizations, are gravely concerned about the harassment and prosecution of seven human rights defenders and journalists in Morocco.

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Members of the APC network at the 2015 IGF: All videos in one place

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Brazilian activist Carlos Afonso awarded the 2015 Betinho Communications Prize

JOAO PESSOA 13 November 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNoticias)

At the Association for Progressive Communication’s (APC) 25th anniversary celebrations held on 12 November in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, APC announced Carlos Afonso as the winner of the 2015 Betinho Prize. In a standing ovation, the prize was handed over by Anriette Esterhuyssen, APC’s executive director, and Edie Farwell, APC’s first coordinator and executive director.

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