News

This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the ICT arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the APC network and the spaces we engage in.

Facebook and privacy in the post-Roe era 13 September 2022 By Verónica Ferrari

The security and privacy practices of technology companies such as Facebook have once again come under fire from organisations that denounce these companies’ failure to meet international standards for the protection of human rights.

APC & CIPESA session at FIFAfrica22 will focus on human rights and safety concerns in Ethiopia in the context of the 2022 global IGF 12 September 2022 By APCNews

This session will discuss human rights and media freedom in Ethiopia, invite questions about safety in the context of the recent conflict there and enable interaction between stakeholders, including the IGF Secretariat and Ethiopian IGF Committee.

Report launch: Financing mechanisms for locally-owned internet infrastructure
Report launch: Financing mechanisms for locally-owned internet infrastructure 06 September 2022 By APCNews

On 22 September at 14:00 UTC, join this online dialogue about an upcoming report focused on community connectivity providers – community networks, municipal networks and social enterprises building digital equity across the world. Register now.

Towards a new feminist principle of the internet on the environment: Two new publications now available in English
Towards a new feminist principle of the internet on the environment: Two new publications now available in English 02 September 2022 By Jennifer Radloff

In July 2019, 26 women from diverse backgrounds met together in Chiapas, Mexico for three days in a hackfeminist meeting on technology and affections to imagine a principle for a feminist internet that centred care for the body, the self and the land.

Job call: Africa Regional Strategy Lead
Job call: Africa Regional Strategy Lead 02 September 2022 By APCNews

We are looking for an Africa Regional Strategy Lead to join our virtual office and team. Deadline for applications is 1 October 2022. Join us!

Community Networks Schools and Mamaila Community Network win award for participatory design of information and communications technologies
Community Networks Schools and Mamaila Community Network win award for participatory design of information and communications technologies 31 August 2022 By APCNews

In its 10th edition, the award is intended to recognise outstanding achievement in the area of participatory design of information and communications technologies.

Gendered disinformation on monkeypox: "If we keep pushing it as a gay disease, people will die"
Gendered disinformation on monkeypox: "If we keep pushing it as a gay disease, people will die" 26 August 2022 By Sweta Dash

Gendered disinformation has deepened the monkeypox crisis, targeting LGBTIQ+ people and evoking painful memories of the AIDS era. We parse fact from fiction, including disagreements among public health experts, and highlight strategies to fight such disinformation.

APC at the 2022 Asia Pacific Regional IGF: Promoting a community-led internet
APC at the 2022 Asia Pacific Regional IGF: Promoting a community-led internet 26 August 2022 By Leila Nachawati Rego

APC will be joining APrIGF with a focus on empowering new voices, responding to a changing digital rights environment and promoting community networks as an access solution. 

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