E-governance models are leaving women and gender minorities behind in Kenya, despite the Kenyan government's increasing focus on digitising delivery of government services. Due to this, there remains a challenge of who gets to access these services through technology.
Community networks in Kenya are happy to lead the way with Africa's first-ever association of community networks. The association unites community networks in Kenya, amplifies their voices, and prioritises their needs in policy dialogues, fostering a favourable environment for their development.
Discover how a group of Indigenous villages in Brazil built a streaming platform with content focusing on the Indigenous way of life. They used their own intranet within their community network, as an alternative to attention grabbing by large corporations on the internet.
This research aimed to address the challenges faced by persons with disabilities when accessing government websites and digital services in Kenya.
In this issue, we are inspired by women who are cultivating community networks in their regions. Welcome to the 59th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.
The statement, signed by over 100 organisations and individuals, was jointly developed during the DRAPAC23 Assembly convened by EngageMedia and held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 22 to 26 May 2023. It highlights the increasing threats to digital rights in the region.
This assessment tool seeks to provide step-by-step advice and concrete recommendations for those wishing to develop a gender approach to cybersecurity policy.
This piece recounts the joint discussions and learning shared among three community networks in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, revolving around the installation and use of the Pirania captive portal, an open source application that works as an internet access control tool.
A war broke out in April between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces, exposing the civilian population to death and displacement. This is an update on what we need to know and how limited internet access is not allowing the Sudanese people to exercise their freedom of expression.
The 12th edition of RightsCon will be taking place this year from 5 to 8 June in Costa Rica and online. APC and its network will be actively participating, co-organising and speaking at the event.