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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.

Unregulated CCTV in Zambia sparks data privacy concerns 31 March 2024 By Mwazi Sakala and Maureen Mulenga

The use of CCTV for face recognition or tracking of motor vehicles based on their number plate registration has raised the important question about a person’s right to privacy and as such a suitable legislation is required to ensure Zambia falls within the universally accepted parameters.

“Hybrid events can offer the best of both worlds”: APC’s guide to planning meaningful and inclusive gatherings 28 March 2024 By Maja Romano

The hybrid events guide contains a wealth of information to help organisers think strategically about what is required to effectively plan and run a hybrid event, and create a space that is inclusive and welcoming for all who engage regardless of modality.

Feminist #TechJoy! nurtures networks of safety and trust through small grants
Feminist #TechJoy! nurtures networks of safety and trust through small grants 28 March 2024 By APCNews

APC Women’s Rights Programme is delighted to announce the successful applicants for the first round of its small grants programme, Exploring Feminist #TechJoy! We will distribute the next call around June 2024.

Community networks newsletter: What changes when connectivity is rooted in communities?
Community networks newsletter: What changes when connectivity is rooted in communities? 26 March 2024 By APCNews

By being rooted in their own communities and encouraging collective articulation, a community network can became a catalyst for rethinking digital spaces and build more inclusive practices – as the pieces collated for this issue show.

Rights watered down in draft privacy and data protection bill in Namibia
Rights watered down in draft privacy and data protection bill in Namibia 25 March 2024 By Frederico Links

Some of the areas of specific human rights concern raised about the 2022 draft were underdeveloped consent provisions, the almost complete absence of protections for data subjects, and the absence of carve-outs for journalistic, artistic and academic data collection and processing.

Unveiling the landscape: Malawi’s data protection journey and the evolving digital rights terrain
Unveiling the landscape: Malawi’s data protection journey and the evolving digital rights terrain 21 March 2024 By Moses Kaufa

In Malawi, authorities are increasingly demanding that citizens surrender personal information for routine activities, ranging from using a mobile phone to participating in elections, and the absence of a robust, currently enacted data protection law jeopardises citizens’ right to privacy.

NETmundial+10 highlights multistakeholderism around digital governance
NETmundial+10 highlights multistakeholderism around digital governance 14 March 2024 By Maja Romano

The upcoming NETmundial+10 meeting will be an important space to ensure that civil society priorities and perspectives are strongly represented and build on APC’s historical engagement in key internet policy and governance processes.

"Israel has killed over 10% of our colleagues”: Journalists in Palestine speak out about being systematically targeted in the war
"Israel has killed over 10% of our colleagues”: Journalists in Palestine speak out about being systematically targeted in the war 12 March 2024 By APCNews

IFEX, 7amleh, the Palestine Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) and APC recently co-organised a webinar on the issue of the targeting of journalists in Palestine, with several local voices sharing the reality from the ground and what can be done.

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