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Coconet presents Digital Hygiene 101: How to practice digital safety and security 28 April 2020 By Darika Bamrungchok for Coconet

The COVID-19 pandemic is no longer just a global health crisis but one with widespread implications across all sectors of society. We always hear daily reminders on how to practice proper physical hygiene. But beyond your personal hygiene, have you thought about your “digital hygiene”?

WOUGNET: Flattening the COVID-19 pandemic curve calls for a fight against misinformation and disinformation 28 April 2020 By Peace Oliver Amuge for WOUGNET

The Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) warns of the proliferation of COVID-19-related fake news on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp, as well as other ways in which misinformation is spread in rural areas.

eQualitie: Deflect extends free website security services in response to COVID-19
eQualitie: Deflect extends free website security services in response to COVID-19 27 April 2020 By Dmitri for eQualitie

Deflect is offering free website security and content delivery services for six months to organisations and individuals working to help others during this difficult time.

MMfD: New draft of data protection law will create a dangerous precedent
MMfD: New draft of data protection law will create a dangerous precedent 27 April 2020 By Media Matters for Democracy

Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) is concerned about the insertion of draconian and anti-democratic sections in the draft Personal Data Protection Bill 2020 that has been made public by the Pakistani Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications. 

7amleh: Are YouTube’s policies biased against Palestinians?
7amleh: Are YouTube’s policies biased against Palestinians? 27 April 2020 By 7amleh

7amleh has released a new research report about YouTube’s violations of Palestinian digital rights, as part of a series that focuses on violations of Palestinian digital rights and digital discrimination against Palestinians by international technology companies.

Call for organisations to nominate and host Asia regional coordinator for community networks project
Call for organisations to nominate and host Asia regional coordinator for community networks project 24 April 2020 By APC

We are looking for an organisation to nominate and host the Asia regional coordinator for the “Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” project.

Metaphors on artificial intelligence help us think through threats to human rights
Metaphors on artificial intelligence help us think through threats to human rights 23 April 2020 By APCNews

AI is receiving unprecedented global attention, but what are its human rights and social justice implications? APC collaborated with Indonesian illustrator Ellena Ekarahendy to produce a set of visual representations of outstanding metaphors in 2019 GISWatch report on AI and human rights.

Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Institutional models adopted by community networks
Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Institutional models adopted by community networks 23 April 2020 By APC

The research report "Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Community-led small-scale telecommunication infrastructure networks in the global South" explores the benefits of, and challenges facing, projects of this kind. This week we look at the different institutional models of the networks studied.

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