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Bread&Net event to address digital rights in the new reality 30 November 2020 By APCNews

Our member SMEX is hosting its annual Bread&Net event on 1-4 December to address digital rights in the new reality: one that has impacted the digital economy, shifted the conversation around surveillance, and presented new opportunities for governments to censor online speech.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - 31 26 November 2020 By APCNews

Welcome to the 31st monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Nepal’s laws too vague to protect freedom of expression online, says new CYRILLA report
Nepal’s laws too vague to protect freedom of expression online, says new CYRILLA report 25 November 2020 By APCNews

A new report, Unshackling Expression: A study on criminalisation of freedom of expression online in Nepal, explores how the legal framework in the country affects the right to free speech and self-expression in the digital sphere.

Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020
Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020 23 November 2020 By APCNews

Over the course of the week from 23 to 27 November 2020, the workshop will cover a variety of topics including ICT laws and jurisprudence, access, infrastructure and internet shutdowns, freedom of expression, gender and vulnerable groups, and legal methodology and process, among others.

The story of FTX: Safety Reboot, a collective feminist contribution to digital security capacity building
The story of FTX: Safety Reboot, a collective feminist contribution to digital security capacity building 23 November 2020 By APCNews

The FTX: Safety Reboot training curriculum explores how we occupy online spaces, how women, queer and gender diverse people are represented, and how we can counter discourses and norms that contribute to discrimination and violence. 

Indonesia doing worse in terms of promoting freedom of expression online according to new CYRILLA report
Indonesia doing worse in terms of promoting freedom of expression online according to new CYRILLA report 19 November 2020 By APCNews

Does Indonesia have laws in place to protect its citizens’ right to free speech and expression online? Are these laws being implemented in a way that promotes human rights, or are the same laws being used to curtail them? These are the questions tackled in this new report.

African School on Internet Governance 2020: A unique opportunity for alumni network building and enrichment
African School on Internet Governance 2020: A unique opportunity for alumni network building and enrichment 17 November 2020 By APCNews

The eighth annual AfriSIG will take the form of an online event aimed at strengthening networking among the alumni who have participated in previous editions of the School and giving them the opportunity for deeper engagement in a few key current topics in internet governance in Africa.

APC at the IGF 2020: Daily highlights
APC at the IGF 2020: Daily highlights 12 November 2020 By APCNews

The annual Internet Governance Forum, the United Nations’ most significant multistakeholder platform for discussing internet governance, is taking place from 2 to 17 November remotely. Here are some highlights on the participation of APC and its members. 

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