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An internet rights agenda for the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 20 August 2018 By APC

On 10 August, Michelle Bachelet was confirmed as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The APC community has developed a list of priorities for the High Commissioner for her consideration when beginning her four-year term on 1 September.

Funding models for community-based internet service providers 17 August 2018 By Adriano Belisário, Bruno Vianna, Hiure Queiroz and Thiago Novaes for APCNews

Coolab is a cooperative laboratory in Brazil with proven experience in creating autonomous telecommunication infrastructures with communities who have poor or no connectivity at all. This article presents and reflects upon alternatives for funding free networks and why we need them.

APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Vanuatu
APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Vanuatu 10 August 2018 By APCNews

APC will attend the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Vanuatu. The Forum serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level and to advance internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region.

"Strengthening capacities in internet governance in Africa" workshop to take place in Abuja
"Strengthening capacities in internet governance in Africa" workshop to take place in Abuja 09 August 2018 By APCNews

The workshop is the second in a series of regional internet governance capacity development events that ITU is organising in collaboration with other stakeholders.

Community networks and the art of the tightrope walker: Challenges, achievements and experiences that go beyond access
Community networks and the art of the tightrope walker: Challenges, achievements and experiences that go beyond access 06 August 2018 By APCNews

During the second day of the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum in Buenos Aires, Valeria Betancourt moderated a panel of experts dealing with the theme of "Challenges, achievements and experiences of community network management in Latin America."

"It is a lifetime experience": Interview with Èva Bélanger on Alternative's internship programme
"It is a lifetime experience": Interview with Èva Bélanger on Alternative's internship programme 03 August 2018 By APCNews

The International Youth Internship Programme offers young people the exciting opportunity to work with civil society organisations around the world. Learn more in this interview with Èva Bélanger, the internship programme manager at APC member organisation Alternatives.

Gender and community networks: Building a movement around community networks and gender equality
Gender and community networks: Building a movement around community networks and gender equality 02 August 2018 By Nic Bidwell and Kathleen Diga for GenderIT.org

The community networks ecosystem is predominantly occupied by men. Due to the lack of gender diversity and parity, we lack the valuable perspectives of women in these debates, and the lack of visibility of female role models creates a barrier for others to become active in these spaces.

The Gambia YMCA, APC's newest member: "Our people have yet to move away from fear"
The Gambia YMCA, APC's newest member: "Our people have yet to move away from fear" 31 July 2018 By APCNews

The Gambia YMCA Computer Training Centre was created in 1995 with the goal "to train youths, mainly girls, on computer literacy proficiency in application software." Since then it has become a leader in The Gambia in offering ICT classes, consultancy, research on ICT, and customised ICT trainin...

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