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Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 16 30 March 2019 By APCNews

Welcome to the 16th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

#WelcomeHomeAlaa: Egyptian revolution activist Alaa Abd El Fattah released after five years in prison 29 March 2019 By Global Voices, IFEX, APC and others

Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah was released by authorities late on the night of 28 March after serving five years in prison for defying a protest ban. 

Are you a community networks activist? These sessions at the Internet Freedom Festival are for you
Are you a community networks activist? These sessions at the Internet Freedom Festival are for you 28 March 2019 By APCNews

Topics directly related to community networks will be addressed at the Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, Spain, 1-5 April. We compiled a list of sessions that community network enthusiasts, promoters, technicians or activists just interested in the topic might want to participate in. ...

Exploring the impact of internet protocols and architectures on human rights
Exploring the impact of internet protocols and architectures on human rights 26 March 2019 By Avri Doria

The Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research Group (HRPC) in the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) is about to gather for its 11th meeting in a little over three years, on Thursday, 28 March.

"Users across the globe may well see a rise in automated censorship and filtering thanks to the European Parliament"
"Users across the globe may well see a rise in automated censorship and filtering thanks to the European Parliament" 26 March 2019 By APCNews

The updated EU copyright directive, which was voted on and approved on Tuesday, 26 March, poses a threat to creativity and freedom of expression online.

Despots and disruptions: The greater the tendency to authoritarianism, the higher the chances of internet shutdowns
Despots and disruptions: The greater the tendency to authoritarianism, the higher the chances of internet shutdowns 25 March 2019 By APCNews

2019 started with five African countries facing internet disruptions, a very dangerous trend that reveals a rise in authoritarianism on the continent. This is the focus of a recently launched study by APC member Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA).

Call for applications to work with APC: Global policy advocacy project coordinator
Call for applications to work with APC: Global policy advocacy project coordinator 20 March 2019 By APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has an exciting opening for someone with experience and knowledge around digital rights and internet policy to join our team working on global policy advocacy.

The APC community’s work on access in 2018: Pushing for people-centred communications networks
The APC community’s work on access in 2018: Pushing for people-centred communications networks 14 March 2019 By Gabrielle Willms

How can we help people gain easy and affordable access to a free and open internet to improve their lives and create a more just world? This question has driven our work and strategic priorities for almost 30 years. As the first in a series of six articles, this piece will focus on access.

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