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Online launch: Building an enabling environment for community networks in Brazil
Online launch: Building an enabling environment for community networks in Brazil 18 October 2021 APCNews

The online event "Building an enabling environment for community networks in Brazil" will take place on Wednesday, 20 October at 13:30 UTC. New materials related to the promotion of community networks in the country will be launched. Join us!

Lived experience and connection: Networks of knowledge produced by Black and rural women through the Territórios Livres, Tecnologias Livres project
Lived experience and connection: Networks of knowledge produced by Black and rural women through the Territórios Livres, Tecnologias Livres project 05 October 2021 Intervozes, CONAQ, MMTR/NE

Four Black women in Brazil share their insights on the impact of internet, communication and information technologies towards achieving social and environmental justice.

Community networks recognition: Local Networks initiative and projects from Tosepan and IBEBrasil nominated for the WSIS Prizes 2021
Community networks recognition: Local Networks initiative and projects from Tosepan and IBEBrasil nominated for the WSIS Prizes 2021 11 March 2021 APCNews

The voting period is now open and will close on 31 March 2021. Find out how to vote and help us to support the global recognition of community networks initiatives.

REG4COVID: Community network responses to the pandemic
REG4COVID: Community network responses to the pandemic 04 August 2020 Marta Kopp

As a part of the ITU's pandemic response, the platform REG4COVID was launched, providing a space for regulators and civil society to share their own initiatives. APC asked their community network partners to contribute to the platform, given the general absence of civil society input.

Imagining futures: Eliane Brum on the need to fight government-driven genocide of Brazil's indigenous people
Imagining futures: Eliane Brum on the need to fight government-driven genocide of Brazil's indigenous people 09 July 2020 APCNews

As part of the WOW Global 24 Festival, award-winning Brazilian journalist Eliane Brum gave a powerful account on the current situation in Brazil and what she describes as a "government-driven genocide of Brazil's indigenous people."

Brazil’s disinformation bill is a threat to freedom of expression and privacy online
Brazil’s disinformation bill is a threat to freedom of expression and privacy online 29 June 2020

Disinformation and misinformation have a significant negative impact on democracy, freedom of expression, journalism and civic space – but so do any ill-suited attempts to regulate these phenomena. The draft bill on disinformation that may be voted through in Brazil on 25 June poses clear threats in this regard.

Brazil acknowledges community networks as viable option for connectivity
Brazil acknowledges community networks as viable option for connectivity 03 April 2020 Marta Kopp

Brazil's communications regulator Anatel has acknowledged that community networks are a viable option for Brazilians. This decision provides for both regulation for existing community networks and the creation of future networks. The question now is, what happens next?

Supporting Community-led Approaches to Addressing the Digital Divide
Supporting Community-led Approaches to Addressing the Digital Divide 27 February 2020

The initiative is being implemented by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica and aims to develop the models, capacities and sustainability of community networks.

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