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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. 

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Allied Media Conference 2020 Session: Whose Internet? Our Internet! 06 August 2020 By May First Movement Technology

At the 2020 Allied Media Conference, over 50 activists came together online to build a collective timeline documenting the relationship between the movement and technology, from the perspective of the past, present and the future.

Coconet: What are digital rights? 04 August 2020 By Kathleen Azali for EngageMedia

While human rights have been more clearly defined through the UN Declaration of Human Rights the same cannot be said for the terms “digital”, “technology”, or the “internet”. In that sense, what are digital rights? 

REG4COVID: Civil society responses to the pandemic
REG4COVID: Civil society responses to the pandemic 04 August 2020 By Marta Kopp for APCNews

As a part of the ITU's pandemic response, the platform REG4COVID was launched, providing a space for regulators and civil society organisations around the world to share and discuss their own initiatives. APC asked their partner organisations to contribute to the platform and their submissions ...

Apply to be part of the Video4Change Network
Apply to be part of the Video4Change Network 31 July 2020 By Video4Change

Video4Change, a consortium of human rights activists, journalists, trainers, and video practitioners who use video as their primary tool to effect social change, is taking applications for new members. 

Job opportunity: APC is looking for a communications associate
Job opportunity: APC is looking for a communications associate 31 July 2020 By APCNews

APC is looking for a communications associate to manage the external communications of APC’s Local Networks initiative in a way that contributes to addressing digital exclusion with a feminist and human rights-based approach. Apply before 19 August 2020.

Job opportunity: Local networks policy coordinator
Job opportunity: Local networks policy coordinator 31 July 2020 By APCNews

APC is looking for a local networks policy coordinator to join the APC Local Networks (LocNet) policy team. The position has a particular focus on Southeast and South Asia. Apply before 21 August 2020.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 27
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 27 30 July 2020 By APCNews

Welcome to the 27th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

KICTANet: Kenya’s burden – the effects of digital taxes on SMEs
KICTANet: Kenya’s burden – the effects of digital taxes on SMEs 30 July 2020 By Mwenda Tevin Gitonga for KICTANet

The Kenyan government has introduced a digital tax programme that presents a challenge to pre-existing and new technology companies under the small and medium-sized categories (SMEs), which are the backbone of the country’s economy.

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