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Call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)
Call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 11 October 2017

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), to be held in Cairo, Egypt from 28 November to 2 December.

APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017
APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017 09 October 2017

APC’s subgranting programme in its second year awarded a total of USD 273,986 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Eighteen member organisations were recipients of 21 grants, and funds were also used to support the research for 28 national GISWatch 2017 reports.

The pre-internet days and early local efforts at linking activists
The pre-internet days and early local efforts at linking activists 03 October 2017 APC, in collaboration with Rising Voices

In the early 1980s, before the internet as we know it existed, activists from different corners of the world were working on stand-alone systems with “human gateways”. Technicians had to travel from one part of the world to another to allow different computer systems to communicate with each other.

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.

Civil society organisations write to international bodies over internet shutdown in Togo
Civil society organisations write to international bodies over internet shutdown in Togo 14 September 2017 Various

A coalition of some 35 civil society organisations has written to several international bodies including the African Union and the United Nations Human Rights Council over the recent internet shutdown in Togo.

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.

Fantsuam holds training on identifying fake cables for improved internet access
Fantsuam holds training on identifying fake cables for improved internet access 11 July 2017

Fantsuam Foundation has hosted a training on how to identify fake connecting cables. The initiative, supported by APC, is part of Fantsuam’s research into how to improve Internet access in the country through regulation of Connecting Cables Marketing and Production in Nigeria.

National human rights institutions in digital spaces
National human rights institutions in digital spaces 10 July 2017 Gayatri Khandhadai with contributions from Mallory Knodel and Furhan Hussain (Editor: Deborah Brown) for APC

This paper was developed by APC in response to the call for submissions on the role of national human rights institutions in Southeast Asia in protecting human rights by the Asia Centre. It addresses the ways ICTs and the internet create new spaces where NHRIs can improve the way they function.

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.