To be relevant, effective and sustainable, the Global Digital Compact must adopt a human rights-based approach and be intentional about putting inclusivity at the centre of all recommendations.
In these eight in-depth stories of projects undertaken with the support of APC subgrants, we present some highlights and achievements by APC members and partners in 2023.
Last year the highest number of internet shutdowns were recorded in the world, and we must equip defenders with strategies to bypass such blocking. APC has developed a game-based training to help understand internet infrastructure, shutdown procedures and circumvention tools.
Advocating for the protection and promotion of digital rights is a continuous challenge faced by civil society organisations. How do we come to establish equality as a baseline?
This month we want to highlight the first season of the Routing for Communities podcast – now completed and sharing 12 powerful stories of community networks around the world. Welcome to the 64th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.
The two main direct-to-consumer LEO satellite constellations, Starlink and Project Kuiper, are funded by the second and third wealthiest persons on the planet and represent global capitalism's end game. In the second of his two-part series, the author explains how they may not be viable and are certainly exclusionary, extractivist and technologic...
Who can say no to a project that promises internet access for everyone? Starlink, a global Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation, has dominated the news with its service availability in several African countries. In the first of a two-part series, the author examines the business model of retail LEO constellations and asks if we might actually be better off with...
Learn from an inspiring project carried out by Sulá Batsú in partnership with the Alto Pacuare Cabécares Women's Association in Costa Rica. Together, they mobilised technologies and communications to strengthen local women’s voices and agency, while reflecting on the potential impact of being connected to the internet.
The National Schools of Community Networks are a collective capacity-building effort for the creation and development of community networks in five countries. This photo essay provides a glimpse into the special journeys of local communities making change happen to bridge the digital divide.
In November we are launching the last two episodes of the first season of the Routing for Communities podcast! This month, we travel to Thailand and Kenya to discover inspiring stories of pioneering actions centred on local communities.