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KICTANet: Is privacy a concern for mobile phone users in Africa? 19 February 2019 By KICTANet

Is privacy a concern for mobile phone users in Africa? How important is it to raise awareness about this issue? APC member KICTANet explores these questions in a series of interviews gathered in this video.

Philippines: Foundation for Media Alternatives denounces arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa 14 February 2019 By Foundation for Media Alternatives

As advocates of human rights and communication rights, FMA stands by press freedom and free speech as fundamental to civil liberty, especially at a time when the very foundations of democracy are under threat.

“We can't just sit back and wait”: Indigenous, black and campesino communities in Colombia meet their own communications needs with community wireless network
“We can't just sit back and wait”: Indigenous, black and campesino communities in Colombia meet their own communications needs with community wireless network 12 February 2019 By APCNews

The “digital divide” in Colombia is particularly wide in rural communities, since service coverage, especially cellular mobile service, is concentrated in urban centres. In 2017, communities in the municipality of Buenos Aires began planning and developing their own communications network.

APC member Open Culture Foundation: “Digital rights and internet freedom are still new concepts in Taiwan”
APC member Open Culture Foundation: “Digital rights and internet freedom are still new concepts in Taiwan” 06 February 2019 By APCNews

Open Culture Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by members of Taiwan’s open source community. Its main goal is to support local communities in the use of open technologies to promote a more innovative society and participatory democracy.

Joint NGO report to UN Committee: Internet shutdowns in Cameroon violate economic, social and cultural rights
Joint NGO report to UN Committee: Internet shutdowns in Cameroon violate economic, social and cultural rights 05 February 2019 By Mehar Gujral

Ahead of Cameroon’s review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, APC, Access Now and Internet Sans Frontières submitted a joint shadow report encouraging the Committee to consider the relationship between meaningful access to the internet and enjoyment of these rights.

What do we mean when we talk about a safer internet?
What do we mean when we talk about a safer internet? 05 February 2019 By APCNews for APCNoticias

Safer Internet Day is celebrated on 5 February in over 100 countries around the world. But what are we actually talking about when we talk about a safer internet?

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 14
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 14 01 February 2019

Welcome to the 14th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Administrative and finance assistant - Protecting and promoting freedom of religion and expression online: CHALLENGE project in Asia
Administrative and finance assistant - Protecting and promoting freedom of religion and expression online: CHALLENGE project in Asia 29 January 2019

APC is looking for an administrative and finance assistant for a new three-year project in Asia, “Protecting and promoting freedom of religion and expression online: Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of regional and expression online in Asia” (CHALLENGE).

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