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Low-cost, community-based communications network towers: One of many reasons to love bamboo 30 October 2020 By Carmen Ferri

APC’s local access and community networks team hosted a webinar called “We ♥ Bamboo: How to grow and construct your own bamboo masts for extending rural connectivity – sharing experiences”. The aim of the webinar was to offer guidance to those who would like to build bamboo community netwo...

APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2020 30 October 2020 By APCNews

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 15th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which this year will take place remotely. We will be participating in activities from 2 to 17 November 2020.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 30
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 30 29 October 2020 By APCNews

Welcome to the 30th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

SMEX: Remote learning and the digital divide in Lebanon
SMEX: Remote learning and the digital divide in Lebanon 27 October 2020 By Tala Ramadan for SMEX

With the onset of the economic crisis and the pandemic, Lebanon’s educational system has been thrown into turmoil. Education in Lebanon changed dramatically with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is taking place remotely on digital platforms. This abrupt shift to the digital rea...

The COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and human rights
The COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and human rights 21 October 2020 By APCNews

APC with members of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition called on authors from the region to develop a series of reports on the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and human rights. Read the summaries of the 19 papers here.

APC member eQualitie introduces Baskerville, an open source project to reduce bad behaviour on networks
APC member eQualitie introduces Baskerville, an open source project to reduce bad behaviour on networks 19 October 2020 By eQualitie

Baskerville is a machine operating on the Deflect network that protect sites from hounding, malicious bots. It’s also a open source project that, in time, will be able to reduce bad behaviour on your networks too.

EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: Youth and online activism at Thailand protests
EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: Youth and online activism at Thailand protests 19 October 2020 By EngageMedia

This episode was recorded on October 15, 2020, the day the Thai government enacted an emergency decree restricting physical gatherings as part of its response to curb the continued protests in the country. The video version of this episode will be available on October 19.

Community networks and COVID-19 in the Americas region
Community networks and COVID-19 in the Americas region 16 October 2020 By REDES A.C. in collaboration with APC

This article presents a compilation of responses from community networks in the face of COVID-19 based on a dialogue organised by APC, as well as articles published by community networks in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, the United States and Mexico.

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