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APC at the SIF: Tackling the many forms of “denial of service” to keep the internet free, open and secure 03 June 2019 By APCNews

At this year’s Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), as in years past, the APC network was actively engaged, by organising, co-organising, speaking at and participating in sessions and workshops. The theme of SIF 2019 was “Shrinking Democratic Space Online”.

Disco-tech Tunis: Join us in this pre-RightsCon event on internet shutdowns in Africa 01 June 2019 By APCNews

APC, Hivos/Digital Defenders Partnership, Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia Global Centers | Tunis and close partners are hosting the seventh Disco-tech event on 10 June in conjunction with the 2019 RightsCon Summit in Tunis. Join us at this innovative peer-learning event!

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 18
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 18 31 May 2019 By APCNews for APCNews

Welcome to the 18th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Bodies of Evidence: Big data, gender and sexuality
Bodies of Evidence: Big data, gender and sexuality 29 May 2019 By APCNews

Point of View's award-winning digital imprint Deep Dives is back with a new season of essays. The recently launched new collection, called “Bodies of Evidence”, will feature writings that explore the intersection of big data, bodies, gender and sexuality.

Take a journey through APC's history with Karel Novotný
Take a journey through APC's history with Karel Novotný 23 May 2019 By APCNews

In this interview with journalist Frederick Noronha, our membership and network building coordinator Karel Novotný takes us on a journey through the APC network's past and present, and gives us some hints on what's ahead.

Call for applications for the Seventh African School on Internet Governance now open!
Call for applications for the Seventh African School on Internet Governance now open! 22 May 2019 By AfriSIG

APC, the Information Society Division of the African Union Commission and Research ICT Africa are accepting applications for this year's edition of AfriSIG, which will be held immediately prior to and linked to the African Internet Governance Forum. The deadline for applications is 1 June.

New video toolkit helps achieve greater impact, especially in the global South
New video toolkit helps achieve greater impact, especially in the global South 17 May 2019 By APCNews

The Video for Change Impact Toolkit helps activists harness the power of video to advocate for issues as pressing as extrajudicial killings in the Philippines or the death penalty in Malaysia. 

Africa in urgent need of a homegrown online rights strategy
Africa in urgent need of a homegrown online rights strategy 15 May 2019 By Koliwe Majama

Participants at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum in Lagos, Nigeria agreed that the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is a good starting point for the protection and promotion of online rights and freedoms on the continent, which are increasingly under threat.

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