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Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 7 27 June 2018 By APCNews

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

Right to information: Clouds over Pakistan’s "sunshine laws" 27 June 2018 By Sadaf Khan for Media for Transparency

In October 2017, APC member organisation Media Matters for Democracy and its team of reporters started a journalistic endeavour to test the effectiveness of the right to information (RTI) laws in Pakistan. This piece details their experience with the implementation of the laws.

Workers' rights in the digital age: LaborFest 2018
Workers' rights in the digital age: LaborFest 2018 27 June 2018 By APC

The 25th annual LaborFest is taking place 1-31 July in San Francisco, USA, and APC member organisation LaborNet is linking up the use of technology and communication from Silicon Valley to San Francisco and how this is affecting working people in a series of forum's at this year's event.

Gender and community networks: Busking in policy spaces
Gender and community networks: Busking in policy spaces 26 June 2018 By Kathleen Diga and Nic Bidwell for GenderIT.org

In this interview, Kathleen Diga and Nic Bidwell, along with Namita Aavriti, have a conversation with Steve Song, who provides thought leadership on, and practical implementations of, access to communications infrastructure and its impact on social and economic innovation and growth.

Job call: African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms project coordinator
Job call: African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms project coordinator 25 June 2018 By APCNews

We are looking for someone to coordinate an 18-month project: “Securing human rights online in Africa through a strong and active ‘African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms’ network”. Deadline for applications is 9 July 2018 23.00 UTC.

Internet rights in focus: 38th session of the Human Rights Council
Internet rights in focus: 38th session of the Human Rights Council 19 June 2018 By Deborah Brown and Sidra Rizvi (APC) and Kyung Min Kim (Access Now)

The 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council is taking place from 18 June to 6 July 2018 in Geneva. Internet rights will be in focus this session, with a number of resolutions, panels and reports focused on the online dimension of human rights issues.

We can be heroes: Towards public and legal recognition of online gender-based violence
We can be heroes: Towards public and legal recognition of online gender-based violence 18 June 2018 By GenderIT.org

This new GenderIT.org edition looks at new and emerging issues in relation to online gender-based violence (GBV) in Malaysia, Egypt, India, Palestine, North America, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and various other countries and contexts.

HRC38: Eliminating online, digital and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls
HRC38: Eliminating online, digital and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls 18 June 2018 By APCNews

Come join the discussion on 21 June at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, to explore the next steps to address online, digital and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls (VAWG), the potential of a human rights framework to analyse states’ and digital intermediaries’ respons...

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