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Women radically transforming a world in crisis: A virtual dialogue 06 April 2020 By APCNews

A virtual dialogue on collective safety, co-convened by Just Associates (JASS), IM-Defensoras and APC, coincided with the launch of a new JASS tookit featuring resources for women human rights defenders. 

Coconet: How health security and individual privacy can go hand in hand 06 April 2020 By Darika Bamrungchok for Coconet

Technology has become a crucial part of the COVID-19 response, and this has raised some serious questions: Can privacy and public health security go hand in hand? Is it enough to use safeguards such as transparency and the use of intrusive technology only when absolutely necessary?

Call for organisations to nominate and host Asia regional coordinator for community networks project
Call for organisations to nominate and host Asia regional coordinator for community networks project 03 April 2020 By APC

We are looking for an organisation to nominate and host the Asia regional coordinator for the “Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” project.

Brazil acknowledges community networks as viable option for connectivity
Brazil acknowledges community networks as viable option for connectivity 03 April 2020 By APCNews

Brazil's communications regulator Anatel has acknowledged that community networks are a viable option for Brazilians. This decision provides for both regulation for existing community networks and the creation of future networks. The question now is, what happens next?  

Phase 2 updates to ALT Advisory’s Data Protection Africa portal are now available
Phase 2 updates to ALT Advisory’s Data Protection Africa portal are now available 02 April 2020 By Tshepiso Hadebe, ALT Advisory

Data Protection Africa is an online open-access portal that provides information on data protection laws and access to data protection authorities in 32 African countries. The portal is now available in 18 languages, country pages have been updated, and various new features have been introduced.

Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Why do communities decide to build their own communications networks?
Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Why do communities decide to build their own communications networks? 02 April 2020 By APC

The research report "Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Community-led small-scale telecommunication infrastructure networks in the global South" explores the benefits of, and challenges facing, projects of this kind. This week we explore the motivations for establishing community networks.

Palestine Digital Activism Forum challenges movement restrictions and social isolation due to corona with online conference
Palestine Digital Activism Forum challenges movement restrictions and social isolation due to corona with online conference 02 April 2020 By 7amleh – The Arab Center for Social Media Development

7amleh concluded the online version of the Palestine Forum for Digital Activism 2020 with the participation of a quarter million Palestinians, Arabs and internationals. The conference was adapted from an offline event with 1,000 participants to an online event in two weeks.

Coconet: Fighting the COVID-19 "infodemic" in the Asia-Pacific region
Coconet: Fighting the COVID-19 "infodemic" in the Asia-Pacific region 01 April 2020 By Sara Pacia for Coconet

While governments and health workers worldwide are focused on combating the COVID-19 pandemic, they are also busy fighting another related pandemic that cuts across all sectors of society: a massive “infodemic” equally as wide-reaching and harmful.  

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