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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.

CITAD promotes community networks to bring internet access to the half of the Nigerian population who are still unconnected 28 July 2021 By CITAD

As the Nigerian telecoms regulator is reviewing its licensing processes, CITAD is calling for the inclusion of community networks as a special category of licences to help reach the more than 50% of Nigerians who still have no access to the internet, which has become more vital than ever.

#PegasusProject: States should implement an immediate moratorium on the sale, transfer and use of surveillance technology 27 July 2021 By APCNews

APC has joined with over 150 other civil society organisations and independent experts to call for the moratorium following media revelations that NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware has been used to facilitate human rights violations around the world on a massive scale.

EXPOSÉ: Data rights in the time of COVID-19
EXPOSÉ: Data rights in the time of COVID-19 23 July 2021 By APCNews

EXPOSÉ is a new online publication from the Foundation for Media Alternatives that shines a light on the themes of privacy and data protection in the Philippine context. Its first issue focuses on privacy and data protection concerns surfaced or highlighted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Call for applications for Ninth African School on Internet Governance now open
Call for applications for Ninth African School on Internet Governance now open 22 July 2021 By African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)

APC, the African Union Commission and Research ICT Africa are pleased to open the call for the 2021 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). This year’s edition will take the form of a two-week online programme between 4 and 19 October. The deadline for applications is 23 August.

New APC member Pollicy: “We have so much to learn from this beautiful and loving network, and we want to contribute towards this larger movement”
New APC member Pollicy: “We have so much to learn from this beautiful and loving network, and we want to contribute towards this larger movement” 22 July 2021 By APCNews

Meet Pollicy, a Uganda-based feminist collective of technologists, data scientists, creatives and academics working at the intersection of data, design and technology and one of the newest additions to the APC member network.

Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee initiates collective mediation between Facebook and its users in South Korea
Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee initiates collective mediation between Facebook and its users in South Korea 20 July 2021 By Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet

APC member organisation Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet, in cooperation with the law firm Jihyang, responded to the abuse of personal information by Facebook by bringing this case to the Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Essential tools and resources for sustainable networks
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Essential tools and resources for sustainable networks 15 July 2021 By Internet Society and APC

The first session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa season 2021/2022, taking place on 28 July, will present tools and resources to navigate the stages and processes needed to set up and operate a sustainable community network. Find out more and register to join us. 

Local Networks 2021 grants: Meet the 15 projects selected to strengthen community networks in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Local Networks 2021 grants: Meet the 15 projects selected to strengthen community networks in Asia, Africa and Latin America 13 July 2021

The open call received 96 applications from initiatives and projects directly engaged with existing or new community networks around the world. Find out more about the 15 initiatives selected to receive the grants from among the many impressive proposals.

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