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African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition: Promotion of freedom of expression a priority for Southern Africa Windhoek 30 September 2019 By African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition

Southern African members of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition took part in a strategy-networking meeting held in Windhoek, Namibia, where they stressed the need for advocacy for the respect, recognition and promotion of freedom of expression online.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 22 27 September 2019 By APCNews

Welcome to the 22nd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Three women shaping the future of the internet in Africa
Three women shaping the future of the internet in Africa 25 September 2019 By APCNews

How can accessibility in rural areas of Africa be improved? What are the challenges for women and girls in terms of internet access? How are internet shutdowns affecting African users?  These are some of the issues that Josephine Miliza, Sophie Ngassa and Amanda Manyame focu...

APC to Christchurch Call leaders: Human rights must be at the core of efforts to combat violent extremist and terrorist content
APC to Christchurch Call leaders: Human rights must be at the core of efforts to combat violent extremist and terrorist content 24 September 2019 By APCNews

APC has joined the Christchurch Call Advisory Network to help shape the direction of its implementation in a way that is grounded in human rights and takes a holistic approach, namely, by addressing the root causes of the problem and not just proposing technological fixes.

AfriSIG: Capacity-building role-play exercise results in concrete input to UN Secretary-General on digital cooperation
AfriSIG: Capacity-building role-play exercise results in concrete input to UN Secretary-General on digital cooperation 23 September 2019

A key feature of the African School on Internet Governance is hands-on learning through a practicum exercise as part of the curriculum. This year's practicum focused on drafting a multistakeholder response to the report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.

New global cybersecurity process begins: APC presents statement at UN Open Ended Working Group
New global cybersecurity process begins: APC presents statement at UN Open Ended Working Group 20 September 2019 By APCNews

Created in late 2018 by the UN General Assembly, the Open Ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security aims to broaden the dialogue on cybersecurity among member states, and to a certain extent, other stakeholders.

EngageMedia: On recent internet blocking and throttling in West Papua
EngageMedia: On recent internet blocking and throttling in West Papua 20 September 2019 By Rezwan Islam for EngageMedia

As an organisation that stands for media freedom and digital rights, EngageMedia finds the recent threats against freedom of expression in West Papua concerning, including undue restriction and harassment, as well as internet blocking and throttling.

Access in 2018: From in-depth research and movement building on community networks, to policy advocacy and regulatory frameworks for alternative connectivity initiatives
Access in 2018: From in-depth research and movement building on community networks, to policy advocacy and regulatory frameworks for alternative connectivity initiatives 19 September 2019 By APCNews

People who are digitally excluded on the basis of where they live, gender, class, disability or identity have affordable and sustainable connectivity that allows them to share and communicate. This is a compendium of the highlights from APC's Annual Report for 2018.

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