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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.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 29
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 29 29 September 2020 APCNews

Welcome to the 29th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Access: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019?
Access: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019? 29 September 2020 APCNews

From 2016 to 2019, we worked for people who are digitally excluded on the basis of where they live, gender, class, disability or identity, to have affordable and sustainable connectivity that allows them to share and communicate. How far did we get? Check it out!

#NoExamShutdown: 4 MENA countries shut down the internet so far “to fight cheating”!
#NoExamShutdown: 4 MENA countries shut down the internet so far “to fight cheating”! 29 September 2020 Ali Sibai for SMEX

This year, governments in the Middle East and North Africa have continued to shut down and throttle the internet during grade and high school examinations. So far, governments in Jordan, Syria, Algeria, and Sudan have disrupted the internet during examinations.

APC Impact Report 2016-2019 and highlights from 2020
APC Impact Report 2016-2019 and highlights from 2020 24 September 2020

The APC Impact Report 2016-2019 encapsulates the APC network's high level impact over the four years of our strategic cycle, which ended in 2019. While the report looks back at our work, it also brings us forward through the strategic direction that we set for ourselves in the next four years.

Community networks – a boon in times of pandemic and lockdown
Community networks – a boon in times of pandemic and lockdown 24 September 2020 Kriti Singh and Osama Manzar for Digital Empowerment Foundation

The need for connectivity and digital infrastructure has become as important as food, housing and clothing to be able to access information, healthcare, education and government schemes

Strengthening community networks in South Africa: Activities, results and lessons learned from a Pilot Mentoring project
Strengthening community networks in South Africa: Activities, results and lessons learned from a Pilot Mentoring project 23 September 2020

The "Pilot Mentoring Project to Develop Community Networks in South Africa" was implemented from October 2019 to April 2020 in the field by Zenzeleni Networks NPC, through an agreement between APC and the UK Government's Digital Access Programme. What follows is part of our effort to capture the activities, results and lessons learned from the Pilot Mentoring project.

30th anniversary: Our member Jinbonet shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years
30th anniversary: Our member Jinbonet shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years 21 September 2020 APCNews

Listen to our member Jinbonet from South Korea share their vision for APC for the next 10 years, as they envision APC’s mission of digital rights only becoming more important with emerging technologies.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa 20 September 2020 Internet Society and APC

Community-owned networks provide alternative, locally driven and sustainable solutions that are critical in addressing connectivity gaps in Africa. To explore these solutions, the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa is taking place starting 30 September 2020.

SMEX: How the global internet disruption affected Lebanon
SMEX: How the global internet disruption affected Lebanon 31 August 2020 Abed Kataya

On 30 August, Lebanese internet users reported an internet disruption that made it almost impossible to access platforms like Twitter. This outage affected many websites and services globally, but not all internet service providers nor all internet services in Lebanon were affected the same.

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