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Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Discussion on sustainable models 18 January 2021 By Internet Society and APC

Community networks should consider developing a business model that will guarantee that the network will run with or without outside support from the onset.  This will be the focus of fourth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, taking place on 27 January...

Reimagining the Africa Community Networks Summit during the COVID-19 pandemic 05 January 2021 By Josephine Miliza and Carlos Rey-Moreno

At the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, over 200 local connectivity network operators learned ways to bring affordable and reliable connectivity to underserved communities.

2020 APC Member Convening: Closer than ever
2020 APC Member Convening: Closer than ever 14 December 2020

We are taking our learnings from the 2020 Member Convening and allowing them to shape our long-term visions, as we celebrate the work of the past 30 years and amplify our commitment to our collective advocacy, solidarity, resistance and transformation.

Job opportunity with APC: Senior finance administrator
Job opportunity with APC: Senior finance administrator 07 December 2020

APC is looking for an experienced senior finance administrator to join the APC finance team in our virtual office. You will be joining a small, friendly and supportive finance and administration team. The deadline for applications is 13 January 2021.

APC has a new board of directors for the period 2020-2023
APC has a new board of directors for the period 2020-2023 04 December 2020 By APCNews

Every three years, APC members, through their member representatives on the APC council, elect between four and seven directors from among council representatives nominated by members. Here we introduce the members of the new board and share their reflections on what lies ahead for APC.

EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: How digital rights challenges reflect democratic ones in Myanmar
EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: How digital rights challenges reflect democratic ones in Myanmar 04 December 2020 By EngageMedia

Following the recently concluded elections in Myanmar, EngageMedia sits down with Maung Zarni, Burmese scholar and co-founder of Forces of Renewal Southeast Asia (FORSEA), to discuss how the poll results tie into the bigger digital rights challenges that the country is facing today.

APC 30th anniversary: Our members share their vision for APC in the next 10 years
APC 30th anniversary: Our members share their vision for APC in the next 10 years 03 December 2020 By APCNews

In 2020, the Association for Progressive Communications turns 30 years old, and to commemorate this special date we have asked the members of our network about their vision for APC in the next 10 years to come.

A human-centric approach to international cybernorms: Civil society feedback on the UN Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs proposals
A human-centric approach to international cybernorms: Civil society feedback on the UN Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs proposals 01 December 2020 By Verónica Ferrari (Association for Progressive Communications) and Sheetal Kumar (Global Partners Digital)

Cybersecurity is a human rights issue. Human rights defenders, groups that are subject to discrimination, and journalists, among others, rely on the internet to exercise their rights. An open, secure, stable and rights-based internet can only be ensured with the involvement of all stakeholders.

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