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Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 2
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 2 13 January 2018

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

Carlos Rey-Moreno joins APC to coordinate project on local access
Carlos Rey-Moreno joins APC to coordinate project on local access 01 December 2017

Carlos joined APC's Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) in August as coordinator of the project "Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?", implemented in partnership with Rhizomática from Mexico and with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). APCNews interviewed him to know more about his history and how and why he joined the community of people and organisations working to connect the unconnected. 

APC 2016 Annual Report is out!
APC 2016 Annual Report is out! 26 October 2017 Flavia Fascendini

APC's Annual Report for 2016 narrates organisational life matters and the year's work around our six strategic areas: access, rights, a feminist internet, governance, use and development, and the APC community, told through 60 short stories, 25 of them contributed by our members. 2016 was a year of several changes for APC. It is quite remarkable, this characteristic of change: it is slippery wh...

Perspectives on universal free access to online information in South Africa: Free public Wi-Fi and zero-rated content
Perspectives on universal free access to online information in South Africa: Free public Wi-Fi and zero-rated content 27 September 2017 This paper was prepared for APC by Applied Law & Technology Ltd, in collaboration with the South African National Editors’ Forum, Media Monitoring Africa, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau of South Africa

The purpose of this issue paper is to examine the background and legal framework that support a right to universal free access to online information, with a specific focus on the South African context.

Job opportunity at APC: Administration and Research Assistant for Local Access Networks Project
Job opportunity at APC: Administration and Research Assistant for Local Access Networks Project 08 September 2017

Are you based in South Africa? Do you feel confident with numbers and budgets? What about your project administrative, organisational and management skills? If we got your attention, this job opportunity might be for you! You have time to apply until 24 September!

Job opportunity at APC: Gender and Social Impact Facilitator for Local Access Networks Project
Job opportunity at APC: Gender and Social Impact Facilitator for Local Access Networks Project 11 August 2017

Do you have experience in gender issues and analysis? And experience in social impact assessment and research? Then you might be the person that APC's new project "Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?" is looking for! Apply before 27 August 2017.

Fundraising campaign: Feminist Infrastructure in Latin America
Fundraising campaign: Feminist Infrastructure in Latin America 10 July 2017

Established, autonomous ISPs have put together a fundraising event because they want to see their colleagues from a feminist ISP in the global South ferment and cultivate social justice. If you can't make it, you can still join our online campaign.

APC at the 2016 IGF: Events hosted and co-organised by APC
APC at the 2016 IGF: Events hosted and co-organised by APC 01 December 2016

PRE-EVENTS – 4 December 2016 Global civil society coordination pre-event 8:30-17:00 | Holiday Inn Express Guadalajara Autónoma, Av. Patria 999, Jardines Universidad, 45110 Zapopan, Jalisco APC as co-host [Public for registered participants but registration closed now] PRE-EVENTS – 5 December 2016 Community networking meetup and planning session for the week 15:00-18:00 | WS Room 5 APC as c...

Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it
Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it 13 April 2016

In a new position paper from APC, we unpack the underlying causes of limited connectivity, the shortcomings of current initiatives, and propose a set of policy responses to address the access gap.    

Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration
Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration 18 March 2016 Mike Jensen

Advances in the use of ICTs have huge potential to offer better access to information and more freedom of expression, but these technology advances are also leading to growing consolidation and cross-ownership of electronic media platforms, built on the convergence of broadcast and broadband media.