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APC at APrIGF: Highlighting the importance of a human rights-based approach to internet governance 07 August 2019 By APCNews

APC and its members played a key role at this year's Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) in Vladivostok, Russia, organising, moderating and speaking at a range of plenary sessions and workshops throughout the event.

Meet the AfriSIG alumni in the outgoing Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group 05 August 2019 By Koliwe Majama

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) aims to develop the leadership skills of Africans from diverse sectors and backgrounds to enable them to effectively participate in local, regional and international internet governance structures.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 20
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 20 05 August 2019 By APCNews

Welcome to the 20th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Coconet II: Strengthening the digital rights community and movement in Southeast Asia
Coconet II: Strengthening the digital rights community and movement in Southeast Asia 02 August 2019

Coconet II will bring together 120 people in the Philippines, on 20-26 October, to catalyse regional networking and collaboration, develop skills, deepen relationships, spark campaigns, and bring new actors into the digital rights field. The deadline for applications is 11 August.

Bread&Net 2019: Advancing human rights in digitally networked spaces in the Middle East and North Africa
Bread&Net 2019: Advancing human rights in digitally networked spaces in the Middle East and North Africa 22 July 2019

Bread&Net is a three-day, participant-built “unconference” organised by SMEX, where activists, technologists, lawyers, artists, trainers, journalists, researchers, entrepreneurs and others from across the MENA region will come together in Beirut, Lebanon from 15 to 17 November.

Skin Stories: Disability, sexuality and gender from a South Asian perspective
Skin Stories: Disability, sexuality and gender from a South Asian perspective 17 July 2019 By Point of View

Launched in 2017, Skin Stories is known for publishing first-person narratives by people with disabilities, to bust harmful myths and tell complex stories about disability based on lived experiences.

 The intersection between the revolution we want and the technology we use
The intersection between the revolution we want and the technology we use 17 July 2019

Between 2017 and 2019, May First’s Technology and Revolution Convergence campaign brought together over 1,400 activists in 25 local and regional sessions held in the United States and Mexico to foster open discussions about the role of technology in revolutionary change.

Fostering discussion, learning and participation: The APC community’s work in 2018 to support civil society’s role in internet governance
Fostering discussion, learning and participation: The APC community’s work in 2018 to support civil society’s role in internet governance 17 July 2019 By Gabrielle Willms for APCNews

Over recent years, APC has worked to increase the capacity of civil society actors, particularly from the global South, to contribute to and influence internet governance processes. This overview looks at the APC community’s contributions to more effective and inclusive governance in 2018.

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