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New law holds promise for improved data governance in Kenya 27 November 2019 By CIPESA

Following a seven-year, windy journey, on 8 November 2019, Kenya got a data protection law. The Data Protection Act, 2019 has various positive elements and can go a long way in addressing the live issues in protecting the privacy of data in Kenya.

Take Back the Tech! launches annual 16-day campaign to take control of technology to end violence against women 25 November 2019 By Take Back the Tech!

This year, Take Back the Tech! calls out all those attempts to silence us, block off our public streets and our right to assembly on the internet. We want to bear witness to the silencing the world casts against women and people of diverse genders and sexualities.

APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2019
APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2019 16 November 2019 By APCNews

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, Germany, where it will be participating in activities from 25 to 29 November 2019.

New GenderIT.org edition explores connections between the feminist principles of the internet and community networks
New GenderIT.org edition explores connections between the feminist principles of the internet and community networks 15 November 2019 By GenderIT.org

This edition of the GenderIT.org newsletter takes a closer look at the realities of the women who are working for and with their communities through enabling, weaving, sustaining installing, running and advocating for community networks.

Save the date! Launch of GISWatch 2019 on artificial intelligence at IGF
Save the date! Launch of GISWatch 2019 on artificial intelligence at IGF 10 November 2019 By APCNews for APCNews

The 2019 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will be launching at the IGF in Berlin on 28 November! The theme this year is quite timely, as the new edition explores “Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development”.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 23
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 23 07 November 2019 By APCNews

Welcome to the 23rd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

New age women: Women and their approach towards internet connectivity in rural India
New age women: Women and their approach towards internet connectivity in rural India 07 November 2019 By Sarbani Banerjee Belur and Ritu Srivastava for GenderIT.org

Availability and affordability of the internet have a major impact on whether women are able to access and use it. In this article, the authors explore what happens when community networks bring the internet closer to women and the small and big ways in which this changes their lives.

TEDIC joins the APC network: “New ways of doing things, new approaches to improve the work we do, together”
TEDIC joins the APC network: “New ways of doing things, new approaches to improve the work we do, together” 06 November 2019 By APCNews

TEDIC is a Paraguayan non-profit organisation founded in 2012 that develops open civic technology and defends digital rights for a free culture on the internet. And now it is also one of the APC network's newest member organisations!

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