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Internet shutdowns in Africa: "It's like being cut off from the world"
Internet shutdowns in Africa: "It's like being cut off from the world" 16 January 2019 APCNews

On 11 January, while researching the current wave of internet shutdowns in Africa, we contacted our Harare-based colleague Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha, coordinator of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms project, to get his insights. He responded three days later: "Sorry for the delay, I was experiencing outages myself. Zimbabwe is on shutdown." Throughout the African continent, where many APC members and partners are based, recent weeks have seen a fresh spate of internet sh...

Human rights impacts of taxing popular internet services: The cases of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
Human rights impacts of taxing popular internet services: The cases of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda 02 January 2019 Justine Limpitlaw

This paper focuses on recent initiatives in three countries (Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania) to “tax” the internet through introducing excise duties on, essentially, internet access and/or use. The East African focus was not intentional, as these kinds of taxation initiatives are occurring in a number of regions in Africa. However, these are countries that have made actual legal enactments (whether statutory or regulatory) that are in force. The paper considers the current position of each co...

What's new on the spectrum? An enlightening journey to discover Santiago Nuyoó's community network
What's new on the spectrum? An enlightening journey to discover Santiago Nuyoó's community network 21 December 2018 Adriana Labardini Inzunza

For the sixth edition of our spectrum series, we are sharing the story of Adriana Labardini Inzunza's journey to the remote community of Santiago Nuyoó, Oaxaca, with Mexico's under-minister of information and communication technology (ICT), Salma Jalife, Rhizomatica's Peter Bloom, and Elisa Castillo of Telecomunicaciones Indígenas Comunitarias A.C. Adri...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 13
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 13 20 December 2018

Welcome to the 13th round-up of developments impacting your local access networks. 1. APC is hiring APC is looking for both individuals and organisations to join the new “Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” project. There are six positions available. The deadline to submit applications is 2 January 2019. Read ...

APC communiqué: Employment and funding opportunities for strengthening community networks and local access
APC communiqué: Employment and funding opportunities for strengthening community networks and local access 19 December 2018

Several positions have been announced simultaneously for individuals and organisations to be part of the new “Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” project. The Association for Progressive Communications is pleased to announce the positions for individuals and call for organisations to be part of a new project. “Conne...

Peer Community Member Grants: Call for applications to work with APC
Peer Community Member Grants: Call for applications to work with APC 12 December 2018

Peer Community Member Grants – Connecting the unconnected “Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” is a project by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica that aims to directly support the work of community networks, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The initiative intends ...

Job call: Gender and women's engagement coordinator – Connecting the unconnected
Job call: Gender and women's engagement coordinator – Connecting the unconnected 12 December 2018

APC is looking for a gender and women’s engagement coordinator to work with a new project for 10 months, beginning in February 2019. Who we are looking for: You are an experienced coordinator who shares a commitment to APC's mission and core values and has a commitment to and interest in community networks. You have experience working with non-profit organisations and want to be part of APC t...

Job call: Asia regional coordinator – Connecting the unconnected
Job call: Asia regional coordinator – Connecting the unconnected 12 December 2018

“Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” is a project by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica that aims to directly support the work of community networks, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The initiative intends to contribute to an enabling ecosystem for the emergence and...

Job call: Africa regional coordinator – Connecting the unconnected
Job call: Africa regional coordinator – Connecting the unconnected 12 December 2018

“Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” is a project by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica that aims to directly support the work of community networks, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The initiative intends to contribute to an enabling ecosystem for the emergence and...

Job call: Administrative assistant – Connecting the unconnected
Job call: Administrative assistant – Connecting the unconnected 12 December 2018

APC is looking for an administrative assistant to work with a new project for 10 months, beginning in February 2019. Who we are looking for: You are an experienced administrator who shares a commitment to APC's mission and core values and has a commitment to and interest in community networks. You have experience working with non-profit organisations and want to be part of the APC to work for s...

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