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Closer than ever: Keeping our movements connected and inclusive – The Association for Progressive Communications' response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Closer than ever: Keeping our movements connected and inclusive – The Association for Progressive Communications' response to the COVID-19 pandemic 07 April 2020

This position paper outlines APC's current thinking on the pandemic. It identifies several key, interrelated issues that require attention by governments, the private sector and civil society.

Routing for Communities: An online film festival about community networks and people decentralising the internet for change
Routing for Communities: An online film festival about community networks and people decentralising the internet for change 26 November 2021 APCNews

The Local Networks (LocNet) initiative, led by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica, invites you to take part in the premiere screening of these creative and inspiring short videos produced by communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

How weaponisation of network disruptions during elections threatens democracy
How weaponisation of network disruptions during elections threatens democracy 26 November 2021 Evelyn Lirri

In August 2021, Zambia became the latest country to restrict citizens’ access to social media platforms as the country went to the polls. The disruption of digital communications has become a recurring theme in numerous countries during elections and in times of public protest.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 42
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 42 25 November 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 42nd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Seeding change: Creating a digital community network with the Ju|’hoan people in Namibia
Seeding change: Creating a digital community network with the Ju|’hoan people in Namibia 25 November 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities' lives? In this column we’re highlighting stories of impact and change by our partners, supported by APC subgranting. This catalytic project built a digital community network for the Ju|’hoan people living in the remote Nyae-Nyae Conservancy in Namibia.

Kenya adopts community networks licensing framework
Kenya adopts community networks licensing framework 23 November 2021 Mwendwa Kivuva for KICTANet

The Communications Authority of Kenya adopted a Licensing and Shared Spectrum Framework for Community Networks after holding a public consultation in the country and promoting a process that allowed the development of the framework in partnership with multiple stakeholders.

AfriSIG co-conveners reignite internet access discourse during the COVID-19 pandemic
AfriSIG co-conveners reignite internet access discourse during the COVID-19 pandemic 22 November 2021 Kenneth Matimaire

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have brought into stark relief the implications of digital inequality in Africa, said key partners who helped organise the 2021 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG): APC, Research ICT Africa and the African Union Commission.

APC at Tech for Democracy: How can digital technology support environmental justice and its defenders?
APC at Tech for Democracy: How can digital technology support environmental justice and its defenders? 11 November 2021 Shawna Finnegan and Jack Leevers

Our use of technology can often separate us from the reality of environmental degradation. This session identified threats and opportunities for digital technologies to work for local communities and environmental justice.

APC joins virtual global dialogue Tech for Democracy 2021
APC joins virtual global dialogue Tech for Democracy 2021 08 November 2021 APCNews

APC will engage in five days of multistakeholder dialogue on how technology can support democracy and human rights, through leading two sessions and sharing remarks during the opening and closing plenaries of the event.

AfriSIG 2021: A unique approach to Africa’s internet development
AfriSIG 2021: A unique approach to Africa’s internet development 03 November 2021 Kenneth Matimaire

What happens when an ardent internet governance activist has to suddenly place themselves in the shoes of the private sector? Or a social tech enthusiast has to play the role of the government during a simulation? Does the shift of perspective strengthen everyone’s grasp of internet governance?

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