News

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.

Announcing GISWatch 2024 Special Edition: Reclaiming a people-centred information society through WSIS+20 21 February 2024 By APCNews

APC, in partnership with IT for Change and with the support of WACC, are preparing a special edition of APC’s groundbreaking publication Global Information Society Watch on the theme of WSIS+20: Reclaiming a people-centred information society, examining priorities for the global South.

A region grappling with digital rights deficits 16 February 2024 By Federico Links

The second issue of the online digest Southern Africa Digital Rights serves to spotlight that privacy and data protections remain and will continue to remain areas that civil society in the region must continue to monitor and address. 

Five hopeful stories of community networks rethinking technologies from our podcast series
Five hopeful stories of community networks rethinking technologies from our podcast series 30 January 2024 By Débora Prado

Can communities shape digital technologies in favour of their environments, cultures, knowledge and well-being? This piece present five inspiring stories from the Routing for Communities podcast showcasing how connectivity and the use of technology gain meaning from local demands.

Community networks newsletter: New year, new opportunities to strengthen community-centred connectivity
Community networks newsletter: New year, new opportunities to strengthen community-centred connectivity 25 January 2024 By APCNews

This is the first edition of our newsletter in 2024 – and it brings encouraging prospects for community-centred connectivity. The year begins with new opportunities, whether in terms of open calls or spaces and materials to strengthen these initiatives through shared knowledge.

From buttocks to electronic bracelets: How governments are using cybercrime laws to target women and LGBTQIA+ people
From buttocks to electronic bracelets: How governments are using cybercrime laws to target women and LGBTQIA+ people 08 January 2024 By Gaurav Jain

Governments everywhere are using cybercrime laws to criminalise women and LGBTQIA+ people, increase surveillance and reduce freedom of expression. A new Derechos Digitales and APC report discusses 11 such cases in nine countries and calls for rethinking the nature of these laws.

Open calls for organisations interested in working on capacity building, gender and policy related to community-centred connectivity
Open calls for organisations interested in working on capacity building, gender and policy related to community-centred connectivity 07 January 2024 By APCNews

The Local Networks initiative is inviting host institutions in different regions that are already working with community networks to apply and nominate one candidate for different positions. The deadline for applications is 9 February 2024. Find out more and send your application.

"This attack has brought all human rights frameworks into question”: Experts speak about genocide and the internet in Gaza
"This attack has brought all human rights frameworks into question”: Experts speak about genocide and the internet in Gaza 19 December 2023 By APCNews

7amleh, SMEX and APC organised a webinar to commemorate Human Rights Day and discuss the ongoing violations affecting civil society, the internet and communications in Gaza. Several civil society experts weighed in on pressing issues of concern in the current crisis. 

Learn how to get past an internet shutdown
Learn how to get past an internet shutdown 13 December 2023 By Gaurav Jain

Last year the highest number of internet shutdowns were recorded in the world, and we must equip defenders with strategies to bypass such blocking. APC has developed a game-based training to help understand internet infrastructure, shutdown procedures and circumvention tools.

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