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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. 

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South Africa becomes the first country in the region to support community networks  Western Cape 23 May 2018 By APCNews for APCNews

Last week, a big step was taken in South Africa in the direction of strengthening the development of community-led and autonomous telecommunications infrastructure.

Call for applications for the Sixth African School on Internet Governance now open! 16 May 2018 By APCNews

AfriSIG aims to give Africans from multiple sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge that will enable them to participate confidently and effectively in national, regional and global internet governance processes and debates. The deadline for applications is 16 June.

Hate speech laws in India
Hate speech laws in India 14 May 2018 By Centre for Communication Governance

The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi has launched a report on Hate Speech Laws in India. The report maps hate speech laws in India, discusses the legal standards and covers a range of cases, from book bans to internet shutdowns. 

APC at RightsCon 2018
APC at RightsCon 2018 11 May 2018 By APCNews

More than 2,000 participants are expected at RightsCon 2018, which will explore pressing issues including innovation, free expression, gender diversity and digital inclusion, encryption and cybersecurity, and many other topics relevant to keeping the internet free, open and secure worldwide.

The Cartagena de Indias Declaration and the importance of participation
The Cartagena de Indias Declaration and the importance of participation 10 May 2018 By APCNews

The Declaration, adopted by representatives of 23 states in Latin America and the Caribbean, highlights the potential of the internet to promote the sustainable development of the region.  

Self-censorship in Pakistani media
Self-censorship in Pakistani media 09 May 2018 By Media Matters for Democracy

As many as 88% of Pakistani journalists said they self-censor in their professional work and are most likely to hold back information related to religious and security matters in their reporting and personal conversations, according to new research by APC member organisation Media Matters ...

Participate in the new International Youth Internship Programme
Participate in the new International Youth Internship Programme 07 May 2018 By Alternatives

Would you like to participate in an international internship with one of Alternatives’ partners? APC and its members in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Philippines and Uganda have exciting internship opportunities waiting for you!

The right to scream: Research on sexuality, the internet and communication
The right to scream: Research on sexuality, the internet and communication 02 May 2018 By GenderIT.org

This GenderIT.org edition is an exploration of the multiple layers of the relationship between sexuality, rights and sexual expression and the internet. Does it open up new avenues for expression, or does it expose people to more variations of the violence that we face onground/offline?

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