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Community Networks Learning Grants: Connecting the Unconnected 17 January 2019

Twelve community network organisations (four in Africa, four in Asia and four in Latin America) will be selected and granted funding towards activities that create and foster a peer learning community.

Internet shutdowns in Africa: "It is like being cut off from the world" 16 January 2019 By APCNews

Throughout the African continent, where many APC members and partners are based, recent weeks have seen a fresh spate of internet shutdowns that have hindered public access to information and communications.

"Revenge porn": Five important reasons why we should not call it by that name
"Revenge porn": Five important reasons why we should not call it by that name 16 January 2019 By Sophie Maddocks for GenderIT.org

This article sums up the reasons why we should stop using the term "revenge porn" when describing certain kinds of violations online that entail the non-consensual taking and circulation of intimate images. Why does language matter and how does it shape our perceptions and responses?

UN General Assembly adopts record number of resolutions on internet governance and policy: Mixed outcomes for human rights online
UN General Assembly adopts record number of resolutions on internet governance and policy: Mixed outcomes for human rights online 10 January 2019 By Deborah Brown

The UN General Assembly's 73rd session passed a record number of resolutions relevant for internet policy. This article outlines developments in the First Committee, relating to international norms in cyberspace, and the Third Committee, covering a range of internet-related human rights issues.

Observing community networks in the Philippines through a gendered lens: Interview with Claire, Thessa and Clarisse
Observing community networks in the Philippines through a gendered lens: Interview with Claire, Thessa and Clarisse 08 January 2019 By Serene Lim for GenderIT.org

This interview explores the gender implications of setting up a community network in the remote areas of the Philippines – from tackling gender stereotypes to the distribution of labour to the benefits of access for a community that is ignored by telecommunications companies.

Raising awareness of human rights online in Myanmar
Raising awareness of human rights online in Myanmar 03 January 2019 By APCNews

Organisers hope to raise public awareness, empower people to speak of their struggles in exercising their human rights online and mobilise more people to call for the immediate attention of the Myanmar government in upholding human rights online and offline.

Administrative and finance assistant - Protecting and promoting freedom of religion and expression online: CHALLENGE project in Asia
Administrative and finance assistant - Protecting and promoting freedom of religion and expression online: CHALLENGE project in Asia 02 January 2019

APC is looking for an administrative and finance assistant for a new three-year project in Asia, “Protecting and promoting freedom of religion and expression online: Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of regional and expression online in Asia” (CHALLENGE).

Movement building support coordinator - Protecting and promoting freedom of religion and expression online: CHALLENGE project in Asia
Movement building support coordinator - Protecting and promoting freedom of religion and expression online: CHALLENGE project in Asia 02 January 2019

APC is looking for a movement building support coordinator for a new three-year project in Asia, "Protecting and promoting freedom of religion and expression online: Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of regional and expression online in Asia” (CHALLENGE).

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