Digital inclusion

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 33
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 33 25 February 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 33rd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

The impact of COVID-19 on digital rights in Africa
The impact of COVID-19 on digital rights in Africa 23 February 2021

This publication is a compilation of 19 articles by African researchers, academics, journalists and human and digital rights activists on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on digital rights in Africa.

Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice?
Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice? 16 February 2021 Brindaalakshmi. K for LocNet and GenderIT.org

Brindaalakshmi. K shares her experience of working with community networks in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in India and the importance of independent community networks as a support mechanism for gender and sexual minorities.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Inside an African community network
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Inside an African community network 12 February 2021 Internet Society and APC

The fifth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa takes a deep dive inside the operations of an African community network.

Statement by Myanmar human rights organisations on the Myanmar coup
Statement by Myanmar human rights organisations on the Myanmar coup 08 February 2021 Various

The undersigned organisations call on the military to immediately respect the election results, return power to the elected parliament and government, unconditionally release all those detained, refrain from all acts of violence, and restore and maintain full internet connectivity.

Landmark ruling in Mexico allows communities to provide service in areas that the telecoms market does not reach
Landmark ruling in Mexico allows communities to provide service in areas that the telecoms market does not reach 02 February 2021 APCNews

Organisations that help communities build and manage their own low-cost, open-source communications infrastructure are celebrating a landmark victory: exemption from radio spectrum fees.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 32
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 32 29 January 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 32sd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Networks woven with care
Networks woven with care 25 January 2021 Luisa Bagope and Sonaksha Iyengar for GenderIT.org

This beautifully illustrated story is a tale about how two community network women in India and the women around them sustained connectivity while navigating a global pandemic as the country came to a lockdown.

Uganda 2021 general elections: The internet shutdown and its ripple effects
Uganda 2021 general elections: The internet shutdown and its ripple effects 25 January 2021 Unwanted Witness

On Wednesday 13 January 2021, the eve of Uganda’s general elections, Uganda’s communications regulator UCC ordered telecoms operators and internet service providers in the country to suspend all internet gateways until further notice.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Discussion on sustainable models
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Discussion on sustainable models 18 January 2021 Internet Society and APC

Community networks should consider developing a business model that will guarantee that the network will run with or without outside support from the onset.  This will be the focus of fourth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, taking place on 27 January.

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