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GISWatch 2020 launch: Technology, the environment and a sustainable world 07 April 2021 By APCNews for APCNews

The new edition of GISWatch on "Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South" is launching! Be sure to save the date – 22 April – and join us as we explore the constructive role that technology can play in confronting environmental and climate crises.

Open call for grants to support community networks in the global South 07 April 2021 By APCNews

The Local Networks initiative announced its 2021 grant programme for projects involving existing or new community networks linked to technological innovation and appropriation, gender and women’s participation, community-led processes and policy-related aspects. The call is open until 30 April.

A tribute to Makane Faye: Trainer, mentor, friend and colleague
A tribute to Makane Faye: Trainer, mentor, friend and colleague 29 March 2021 By APC and AfriSIG alumni

The community of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) has lost a mentor and trainer following the death of faculty member Makane Faye in a road traffic accident in Senegal on Friday, 26 March 2021, while he was travelling to Dakar from the holy city of Touba.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 34
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 34 25 March 2021 By APCNews for APC

Welcome to the 34th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: A conversation with a pro-democracy activist in Myanmar
EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: A conversation with a pro-democracy activist in Myanmar 24 March 2021 By EngageMedia

EngageMedia spoke with Thinzar Shunlei Yi, a prominent pro-democracy activist in Myanmar, to find out more about how the military is using technology against protesters, and what kinds of support Myanmar civil society needs to continue their fight for democracy.

Feminist Digital Futures: What would feminist social media look like?
Feminist Digital Futures: What would feminist social media look like? 22 March 2021 By APCNews

In this podcast, APC’s Marwa Azelmat talks about the need to enable women and marginalised communities to use technology safely, and the value of looking at locally informed approaches to platform design and governance to make social media more equitable and accessible for all.

EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: Boosting Asia-Pacific voices in West-dominated tech discourse
EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: Boosting Asia-Pacific voices in West-dominated tech discourse 17 March 2021 By EngageMedia

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred on existing debates and developments on privacy, government surveillance and data monetisation. But what do all these mean for the Asia-Pacific, the region where most of the world’s population lives but whose voices are often overlooked in global tech discourse?

Racism and Incitement Index 2020: The Increase in racism and incitement against Palestinians and Arabs during the pandemic
Racism and Incitement Index 2020: The Increase in racism and incitement against Palestinians and Arabs during the pandemic 17 March 2021 By 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

The results of 7amleh's Index of Racism and Incitement in Israeli Social Networks during the year 2020 showed an increase in violent discourse towards Arabs by 16% over the year 2019, with 1 out of every 10 posts about Palestinians and Arabs in 2020 containing violent speech.

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