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Launch of the 2018 GISWatch report on community networks: The many ways to "do-it-yourself" to end digital exclusion 15 November 2018 By APCNews

On 13 November, APC held its official launch of the 2018 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) at the Internet Governance Forum in Paris. The session brought together many of the authors who contributed to the report, which was themed this year on community-owned networks.

Does urban youth know what to do about cyberharassment?: Research in Bangladesh 15 November 2018 By Anushka Zafar for GenderIT.org

This in-depth article shares reflections on research with urban youth in Bangladesh on how they deal with cyberharassment and cyberbullying, particularly the experience of young women.

What's new on the spectrum? “Let's make sure we can use it for what is needed” - A conversation with Peter Bloom from Rhizomatica
What's new on the spectrum? “Let's make sure we can use it for what is needed” - A conversation with Peter Bloom from Rhizomatica 14 November 2018 By APCNews

Peter Bloom highlights trends in spectrum regulation, the importance of empowering communities to govern their own telecommunications, and the need to see spectrum as “a potential to communicate over the airwaves” rather than a commodity to be owned. 

Launch of the 2018 edition of GISWatch on community networks at the IGF
Launch of the 2018 edition of GISWatch on community networks at the IGF 08 November 2018 By APCNews

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be the venue where APC launches the new edition of its annual publication Global Information Society Watch. This year, the theme of the report is community networks. Join us for a conversation with the authors on 13 November from 13:30 to 15:00!

What's new on the spectrum? "Regulation cannot be static: Flexibility is required to accompany technological advances" - A conversation with Carlos Afonso from Nupef
What's new on the spectrum? "Regulation cannot be static: Flexibility is required to accompany technological advances" - A conversation with Carlos Afonso from Nupef 07 November 2018 By APCNews

Like other common goods, spectrum has historically been subject to gradual curtailment and private ownership. There are opportunities to change this scenario, which will depend on a new understanding of what the spectrum is and how to use it, as well as participation by civil society in debates...

APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2018
APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2018 02 November 2018 By APCNews

APC is mobilising for the 13th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Paris, France, where it will be participating in activities from 11 to 14 November 2018. Don't miss the APC party on 13 November, and check out these other events that APC and its members are involved in.

The battle for sex worker's rights online: Proposed SESTA-FOSTA law in USA
The battle for sex worker's rights online: Proposed SESTA-FOSTA law in USA 01 November 2018 By Azia Keever for GenderIT.org

An unexpected duo, tech bros and sex workers, banded together in the United States in opposition to two bills meant to curb online sex trafficking.

Take Back the Tech! Magic formulas: Feminist strategies against online gender-based violence
Take Back the Tech! Magic formulas: Feminist strategies against online gender-based violence 01 November 2018 By Take Back the Tech

For the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence" campaign, we’re highlighting the work of the vibrant Take Back the Tech! network. Join us from 25 November to 10 December as we test formulas and recipes with campaigns all over the world!

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