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PDAF 2021: Palestinian digital rights during and after the coronavirus pandemic 03 March 2021 By 7amleh - The Arab Center for Social Media Advancement

7amleh - The Arab Center for Social Media Advancement has announced the opening of registration for the fifth edition of the Palestine Digital Activism Forum, which will take place online this year, between 29 March and April 1.

Human rights online in Africa: New study explores technologies, tactics and techniques used to close digital space in 10 African countries 01 March 2021 By APCNews

The African Digital Rights Network has published the first study to compare the digital rights landscapes of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt and Cameroon.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 33
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 33 25 February 2021 By APCNews for APC

Welcome to the 33rd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Let’s talk cyber: Towards multistakeholder dialogue on cybersecurity
Let’s talk cyber: Towards multistakeholder dialogue on cybersecurity 24 February 2021 By Marwa Azelmat and Verónica Ferrari

The informal multistakeholder virtual dialogue session taking place 25 February will create opportunities for dialogue between states and other stakeholders on the issues addressed by the UN General Assembly’s Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs (OEWG).

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Inside an African community network
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Inside an African community network 12 February 2021 By Internet Society and APC

The fifth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa takes a deep dive inside the operations of an African community network.

Landmark ruling in Mexico allows communities to provide service in areas that the telecoms market does not reach
Landmark ruling in Mexico allows communities to provide service in areas that the telecoms market does not reach 02 February 2021 By APCNews

Organisations that help communities build and manage their own low-cost, open-source communications infrastructure are celebrating a landmark victory: exemption from radio spectrum fees.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 32
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 32 29 January 2021 By APCNews

Welcome to the 32sd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Uganda 2021 general elections: The internet shutdown and its ripple effects
Uganda 2021 general elections: The internet shutdown and its ripple effects 25 January 2021 By Unwanted Witness

On Wednesday 13 January 2021, the eve of Uganda’s general elections, Uganda’s communications regulator UCC ordered telecoms operators and internet service providers in the country to suspend all internet gateways until further notice.

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