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EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: Protecting the stories of marginalised people in the digital space 10 November 2020 By EngageMedia

Bishakha Datta, executive director of Point of View, elaborates on how the challenges that marginalised communities face on the internet are parallel to the obstacles encountered offline, as well as how allies in solidarity can protect and amplify these stories in the digital space.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa 10 November 2020 By Internet Society and APC

Community-owned networks provide alternative, locally driven and sustainable solutions that are critical in addressing connectivity gaps in Africa. To explore these solutions, the next session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa is taking place on 25 November 2020.

In the midst of the pandemic, Muslims in India suffer from hate speech, physical attacks and Islamophobia
In the midst of the pandemic, Muslims in India suffer from hate speech, physical attacks and Islamophobia 09 November 2020 By APCNews

What is the “corona jihad”? In the time of a pandemic, how has hate speech made matters worse for the Muslim population in India? How do we curb hate speech online? These are just some of the questions that a new report published by APC, The Contagion of Hate in India, aims to answer.

Citizen data and freedom: The fears of people living with HIV in India
Citizen data and freedom: The fears of people living with HIV in India 04 November 2020 By Rosamma Thomas for GenderIT.org

India has the world's third-largest population with HIV, after South Africa and Nigeria. This report looked into the situation of people living HIV in India and how their plight was affected by the lockdown measures imposed as a means to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

New report by CYRILLA initiative explores the laws on internet shutdowns in the global South
New report by CYRILLA initiative explores the laws on internet shutdowns in the global South 03 November 2020 By APCNews

State-mandated internet shutdowns are becoming more frequent as governments use these to quell dissent and silence critics. Can citizens push back against these shutdowns? Do countries in the global South have a legal framework to address and counter internet shutdowns?

Highlights from Kenya IGF Week 2020
Highlights from Kenya IGF Week 2020 03 November 2020 By Mwendwa Kivuva for KICTANet

KICTANet, together with partners including APC, is holding the first virtual Kenya Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on 29 October 2020. The Kenya IGF is preceded by the Kenya School of Internet Governance (KeSIG) in what is dubbed the Kenya IGF Week.

Low-cost, community-based communications network towers: One of many reasons to love bamboo
Low-cost, community-based communications network towers: One of many reasons to love bamboo 30 October 2020 By Carmen Ferri

APC’s local access and community networks team hosted a webinar called “We ♥ Bamboo: How to grow and construct your own bamboo masts for extending rural connectivity – sharing experiences”. The aim of the webinar was to offer guidance to those who would like to build bamboo community netwo...

APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2020
APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2020 30 October 2020 By APCNews

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 15th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which this year will take place remotely. We will be participating in activities from 2 to 17 November 2020.

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