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Nodes that bond: Meet the women building community networks in rural Brazil 27 January 2020 By APCNews

“Nodes That Bond” is a video that shows the journey of the women in the rural community of Souzas, Brazil, who share a curiosity and willingness to learn about technology, through familiar ways of meeting.

Civil society organisations condemn cybercrime charges against journalist Glenn Greenwald by Brazilian authorities 24 January 2020 By APCNews

APC joins over 40 organisations in an open letter to Brazilian authorities condemning the charges against investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald. The letter denounces Brazilian authorities’ criminal investigation and the charges brought against Greenwald.

Take Back the Tech! Feminist Learning Circles: Playful, conspirational strategising and experimentation with tech
Take Back the Tech! Feminist Learning Circles: Playful, conspirational strategising and experimentation with tech 22 January 2020 By Take Back the Tech!

Feminist Learning Circle sessions took place in English, Spanish and French before and during the 2019 Take Back the Tech! 16 day campaign, and focused on creative discourse and expression, assessing risk, and digital safety.

Data Protection Africa: A tool for information, advocacy and activism in Africa
Data Protection Africa: A tool for information, advocacy and activism in Africa 21 January 2020 By Tshepiso Hadebe, ALT Advisory

Data Protection Africa (DPA) is an online open-access portal that provides information on data protection laws and access to data protection authorities in 31 African countries. The portal also lists digital rights organisations which work in the data protection space in Africa.

Human Rights in the Age of Platforms: "The call for alternatives is growing"
Human Rights in the Age of Platforms: "The call for alternatives is growing" 21 January 2020 By APCNews

“Human Rights in the Age of Platforms”, published by the MIT Press, examines the human rights implications of today's platform society. APCNews interviewed Rikke Frank Jørgensen, editor of the publication, who provided insight on the reflections and recommendations captured in this book.

Shared values and visions: Body & Data joins the APC network of member organisations
Shared values and visions: Body & Data joins the APC network of member organisations 17 January 2020 By APCNews

Meet one of APC's newest members: Body & Data, an organisation based in Nepal that works to create a free, open and just internet where women and queer people can exercise their agency and autonomy with suitable technologies and secure digital strategies.

African advocacy for robust, open and free internet in 2020
African advocacy for robust, open and free internet in 2020 16 January 2020 By Koliwe Majama

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms (AfDec) Coalition has set 2020 as the year for robust advocacy for an open and free internet as well as strategic promotion of online human rights in Africa.

 APC joins call urging Google to take action against exploitative mobile apps
APC joins call urging Google to take action against exploitative mobile apps 13 January 2020 By APCNews

Privacy International issued an open letter to the CEO of Google parent company Alphabet Inc., asking Google to “take action against exploitative pre-installed software on Android devices.” The letter is both a caution and a call to action and has been endorsed by over 50 other organisations.

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