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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.

Local access: Challenges and joys while building a community network mid-pandemic 30 June 2022 By APCNews

When the COVID-19 pandemic challenged the whole world, the experience of communities in the rural and remote Ciracap sub-district in West Java, Indonesia, showed the importance and power of building a local response to the crisis. Welcome to the 48th monthly round-up of developments impacting your l...

Human rights and digital technologies at the Human Rights Council 50th session 10 June 2022 By Paula Martins and Verónica Ferrari

APC's priorities at this session of UN Human Rights Council include gender-based violence online, in particular the issue of gendered disinformation and violence against women journalists; freedom of expression and association; and the human rights impact of the tech sector.

Meaningful connectivity: Pledges to enable bottom-up and rights-based solutions
Meaningful connectivity: Pledges to enable bottom-up and rights-based solutions 06 June 2022 By APCNews

Within the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition, APC was invited to be part of the "Empowering Communities" focus area lead. In that role, we have been highlighting the importance of commitment to policy, regulation and financial mechanisms to enable bottom-up and rights-based initiatives.

APC will launch campaign on inaugural International Day for Countering Hate Speech
APC will launch campaign on inaugural International Day for Countering Hate Speech 03 June 2022 By APCNews

Through the #challengehateonline campaign around 18 June, APC aims to spark discussions on the impacts and consequences of online hate speech on vulnerable communities as well as highlight stories of resistance from across the global South.

APC at the World Telecommunication Development Conference: Advocating for bottom-up and rights-based connectivity models
APC at the World Telecommunication Development Conference: Advocating for bottom-up and rights-based connectivity models 02 June 2022 By APCNews

At the conference that will gather policy makers and regulators from around the world, APC will highlight the importance of policy, regulation and financial support to community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives.

APC at RightsCon 2022
APC at RightsCon 2022 30 May 2022

APC's participation at RightsCon will focus on due diligence, environmental and human rights impact assessments in the tech sector, integration of gender perspectives into cyber policies, contributing to the Global Digital Compact process and financing mechanisms for community-owned networks.

Local Access: How are grassroots communities promoting digital inclusion?
Local Access: How are grassroots communities promoting digital inclusion? 26 May 2022 By APCNews

Welcome to the 47th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Civil society sounds alarm: Twitter acquisition would be a "potential privacy nightmare"
Civil society sounds alarm: Twitter acquisition would be a "potential privacy nightmare" 17 May 2022 By APCNews

The APC network and staff reflect on some under-explored concerns about Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter that are not being highlighted and debated enough, indicating serious implications for freedom of expression and human rights online.

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