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New age women: Women and their approach towards internet connectivity in rural India 07 November 2019 By Sarbani Banerjee Belur and Ritu Srivastava for GenderIT.org

Availability and affordability of the internet have a major impact on whether women are able to access and use it. In this article, the authors explore what happens when community networks bring the internet closer to women and the small and big ways in which this changes their lives.

TEDIC joins the APC network: “New ways of doing things, new approaches to improve the work we do, together” 06 November 2019 By APCNews

TEDIC is a Paraguayan non-profit organisation founded in 2012 that develops open civic technology and defends digital rights for a free culture on the internet. And now it is also one of the APC network's newest member organisations!

Save the date! Disco-tech 2019 on the environmental impact of ICTs
Save the date! Disco-tech 2019 on the environmental impact of ICTs 01 November 2019 By APCNews

APC and partners are hosting their ninth Disco-tech event in conjunction with the 2019 IGF in Berlin, on 26 November. We invite you to join us for this peer-learning event about utilising the potential of ICTs in strategies to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.

Extreme poverty and digital welfare: New report from UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty raises alarm about the rise of a digital welfare dystopia
Extreme poverty and digital welfare: New report from UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty raises alarm about the rise of a digital welfare dystopia 25 October 2019 By APCNews

A damning new report from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, raises alarm about the rise of the digital welfare state, which uses data and technologies to automate, predict, identify, surveil, detect, target and punish the poor.

APC at the IGF 2019: Event coverage
APC at the IGF 2019: Event coverage 23 October 2019 By APCNews

This year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place from 25 to 29 November in Berlin, Germany. The overall theme of the event is "One World. One Net. One Vision." We are heading to Berlin to capture the activities and highlights of #IGF2019, and we hope to see you there.

A look into one year of APC's impact: About roots, flowers and moving tiles
A look into one year of APC's impact: About roots, flowers and moving tiles 19 October 2019 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

APC's 2018 Annual Report is a deep dive into one year of our network's life. It is a compendium of stories about how APC collectively strives for change, from a year when so many deeply rooted initiatives blossomed.

APC at the IGF 2019: Schedule of events
APC at the IGF 2019: Schedule of events 18 October 2019 By APCNews

This is a schedule of events during the 2019 Internet Governance Forum in Paris in which APC is participating in one way or the other. Come join us!

Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation: Supporting human rights defenders, journalists and human rights lawyers through ICTs
Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation: Supporting human rights defenders, journalists and human rights lawyers through ICTs 13 October 2019 By APCNews

Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation is an APC member organisations working on ICTs for peace. We talked to programme manager Myo Min Aung about how his recent participation in the African School on Internet Governance will impact their work, and what’s ahead.

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