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This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the ICT arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the APC network and the spaces we engage in.

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

Join us in this pre-IGF event: Community-led paths to just and sustainable digital transformation 26 November 2021 By APCNews

The APC network is organising this virtual discussion on 29 November to explore how community-led development and deployment of digital technologies around the world are shaping paths towards digital transformation that are socially, economically and environmentally just and sustainable.

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

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 By APCNews

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

Internet Rules workshop 2021: Building the capacities of Southeast Asian digital rights defenders towards advocating for rights-compliant digital laws
Internet Rules workshop 2021: Building the capacities of Southeast Asian digital rights defenders towards advocating for rights-compliant digital laws 25 November 2021 By APCNews

APC, in partnership with the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network, conducted the Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia workshop. 

EXTENDED DEADLINE! GISWatch 2021-2022 call for proposals - COVID-19: Changes to digital rights priorities and strategies
EXTENDED DEADLINE! GISWatch 2021-2022 call for proposals - COVID-19: Changes to digital rights priorities and strategies 24 November 2021

The 2021-2022 edition of GISWatch asks how the COVID-19 pandemic changed or shaped the ways in which civil society organisations do their advocacy work around digital technology-related issues, including digital rights, and how digital rights advocacy priorities have shifted.

Kenya adopts community networks licensing framework
Kenya adopts community networks licensing framework 23 November 2021 By 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 By 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.

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