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REG4COVID: Community network responses to the pandemic 04 August 2020 By Marta Kopp for APCNews

As a part of the ITU's pandemic response, the platform REG4COVID was launched, providing a space for regulators and civil society to share their own initiatives. APC asked their community network partners to contribute to the platform, given the general absence of civil society input.

Apply to be part of the Video4Change Network 31 July 2020 By Video4Change

Video4Change, a consortium of human rights activists, journalists, trainers, and video practitioners who use video as their primary tool to effect social change, is taking applications for new members.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 27
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 27 30 July 2020 By APCNews

Welcome to the 27th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

KICTANet: Kenya’s burden – the effects of digital taxes on SMEs
KICTANet: Kenya’s burden – the effects of digital taxes on SMEs 30 July 2020 By Mwenda Tevin Gitonga for KICTANet

The Kenyan government has introduced a digital tax programme that presents a challenge to pre-existing and new technology companies under the small and medium-sized categories (SMEs), which are the backbone of the country’s economy.

7amleh: Palestinian civil society coalitions call on Google to put Palestine on its maps
7amleh: Palestinian civil society coalitions call on Google to put Palestine on its maps 30 July 2020 By 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

Palestinian civil society denounces Google Maps' digital discrimination against Palestinians, and urges Google to abide by international law and human rights standards including in the case of Palestine.

APC at RightsCon Online 2020
APC at RightsCon Online 2020 22 July 2020 By APCNews

The 2020 RightsCon will take place online from 27 to 31 July. Throughout the program we plan to promote a global South perspective for human rights online, including by supporting and promoting the important work of APC members.

Notes on the 44th session of the Human Rights Council
Notes on the 44th session of the Human Rights Council 22 July 2020 By APC

HRC44 wrapped up on 14 July. The internet and new technologies were in focus to a significant degree, with a number of resolutions, panels and reports touching on the online dimension of human rights. Here are some highlights of outcomes relating to human rights online at this past session.

African Internet Resilience: What about complementary access models?
African Internet Resilience: What about complementary access models? 22 July 2020 By APCNews

How can complementary models promote access in underserved areas? Which policies and regulations should be implemented to enable them? The fifth webinar of the Internet Resilience in Africa series will take place on 30 July to address these issues.

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