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EngageMedia is hiring! 11 October 2019 By EngageMedia

Two job opportunities have opened up, and we're happy to share them. For more details and how to apply, read on!

Immaculate Laker from BOSCO Uganda: "I enjoy seeing the lives of the women in rural communities change after connecting to the internet" 08 October 2019 By APCNews

This is the third in a series of interviews we will be publishing until the end of the year that highlight the journey, struggles and achievements of women doing work in community networks. We will document their experiences with the intention to inspire more women to get involved in this field.

Over 100 civil society organisations call on Facebook to implement end-to-end encryption across its platforms
Over 100 civil society organisations call on Facebook to implement end-to-end encryption across its platforms 07 October 2019 By APCNews

APC joined over a hundred civil society organisations, including over 20 members, in supporting an open letter to Facebook encouraging the company "in no uncertain terms, to continue increasing the end-to-end security across Facebook’s messaging services."

Are we any better at judging right from wrong? Automation in content moderation
Are we any better at judging right from wrong? Automation in content moderation 01 October 2019 By Namita for GenderIT.org

Content moderation online is currently done by most social media companies through a mix of automation (or what is sometimes referred to as artificial intelligence or AI) and human moderators. Automation deals effectively with certain kinds of content – but it is not a foolproof system.

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition: Promotion of freedom of expression a priority for Southern Africa
African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition: Promotion of freedom of expression a priority for Southern Africa 30 September 2019 By African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition

Southern African members of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition took part in a strategy-networking meeting held in Windhoek, Namibia, where they stressed the need for advocacy for the respect, recognition and promotion of freedom of expression online.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 22
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 22 27 September 2019 By APCNews

Welcome to the 22nd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Three women shaping the future of the internet in Africa
Three women shaping the future of the internet in Africa 25 September 2019 By APCNews

How can accessibility in rural areas of Africa be improved? What are the challenges for women and girls in terms of internet access? How are internet shutdowns affecting African users?  These are some of the issues that Josephine Militza, Sophie Ngassa and Amanda Manyame foc...

APC to Christchurch Call leaders: Human rights must be at the core of efforts to combat violent extremist and terrorist content
APC to Christchurch Call leaders: Human rights must be at the core of efforts to combat violent extremist and terrorist content 24 September 2019 By APCNews

APC has joined the Christchurch Call Advisory Network to help shape the direction of its implementation in a way that is grounded in human rights and takes a holistic approach, namely, by addressing the root causes of the problem and not just proposing technological fixes.

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