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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.

Civil society sounds alarm: Twitter acquisition would be a "potential privacy nightmare" 17 May 2022

The APC network and staff reflect on some under-explored concerns about Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter that are not being highlighted and debated enough, indicating serious implications for freedom of expression and human rights online.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Women in the Africa Community Networks Movement 17 May 2022 By Internet Society and APC

Join us for the fourth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, which will take place on 18 May 2022 at 12:00 UTC, to dialogue about the role that women play in community networks in the region.

Local Access: What does it take for communities to make change happen?
Local Access: What does it take for communities to make change happen? 28 April 2022 By APCNews

What does it take for communities to make change happen? In this newsletter, discover the elements that make it possible for community networks to emerge and enable rural development in Zimbabwe. Welcome to the 46th monthly round-up of developments impacting your community-based initiatives.

APC will discuss gendered disinformation and digital authoritarianism at World Press Freedom Day
APC will discuss gendered disinformation and digital authoritarianism at World Press Freedom Day 26 April 2022 By APCNews

As part of World Press Freedom Day, APC will co-host a session on 3 May with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression focused on the key issue of gendered disinformation, as well as participate in a session on digital authoritarianism.

How can we use digital technologies to better protect the environment? During Earth Day 2022, APC hosted a Twitter chat on technology and climate justice
How can we use digital technologies to better protect the environment? During Earth Day 2022, APC hosted a Twitter chat on technology and climate justice 25 April 2022 By APCNews

How can we use digital technologies to better protect the environment? This was the focus of a Twitter chat hosted by APC during Earth Day and joined by members of our network and other organisations and individuals.

Earth Day 2022: “Digital technologies left alone tend to disaster, but they have the potential to improve human activities”
Earth Day 2022: “Digital technologies left alone tend to disaster, but they have the potential to improve human activities” 21 April 2022 By Gaurav Jain for APCNews

This year's theme of Earth Day is “Invest In Our Planet”, and we showcase how APC members across the world are taking the lead here as well as two landmark publications that point to how we all can contribute to environmental justice and sustainability.

Murambinda Community Network and the Integral Kumusha: “We feel we’re creating a movement that will be unstoppable”
Murambinda Community Network and the Integral Kumusha: “We feel we’re creating a movement that will be unstoppable” 20 April 2022 By APCNews

What does it take for communities to make change happen? Discover the elements that make it possible for community networks to emerge and enable rural development in Zimbabwe.

Media Awareness and Justice Initiative joins the APC network: “This network is very strategic as it continually adds value to members through technical, collaborative and financial support”
Media Awareness and Justice Initiative joins the APC network: “This network is very strategic as it continually adds value to members through technical, collaborative and financial support” 19 April 2022 By APCNews

Meet new APC member MAJI in Nigeria, an initiative that supports independent media projects, the development of innovative ICTs for community use and promotes participatory citizen journalism initiatives to increase transparency and accountability.

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