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This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the ICT arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the APC network and the spaces we engage in.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 36 27 May 2021 By APCNews for APC

Welcome to the 36th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

African digital rights networks to collaborate on a regional strategy 27 May 2021 By Koliwe Majama

Four African digital rights-centred networks have committed to increasing collaboration for the consolidation of their work and avoidance of duplication of activities while ensuring the full attainment and protection of digital rights at national, regional and global levels.

Privacy wins as Uganda’s data regulator finds data controller unlawfully disclosed data to third party
Privacy wins as Uganda’s data regulator finds data controller unlawfully disclosed data to third party 19 May 2021 By Unwanted Witness

Unwanted Witness welcomes the first-ever data protection investigation report by the Ugandan data regulator, NITA-U, into the operations of SafeBoda, which has been ordered to make fundamental reforms regarding sharing of people’s personal data with third parties.

Digital rights featured prominently at African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights 68th session
Digital rights featured prominently at African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights 68th session 19 May 2021 By Koliwe Majama

Together with other civil society and human rights institutions, members of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition demonstrated the gravity of online rights violations on the continent in the reports presented during the human rights situation sessions.

EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast Episode 13: Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code
EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast Episode 13: Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code 18 May 2021 By EngageMedia

In early 2021, the Australian government enacted the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code, which requires Facebook and Google to pay Australian media for their news content. 

 DEF India: Providing relief to save lives with #CDERP2.0
DEF India: Providing relief to save lives with #CDERP2.0 12 May 2021 By Digital Empowerment Foundation

As the second wave of COVID-19 hits Indian cities, rural India is also experiencing a rise in numbers, which could become a catastrophe of unimaginable scale if ignored. In response, DEF has launched an ICT-enabled and community-specific relief programme.

Guide launch: Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences – a guide on training programmes for technical community promoters
Guide launch: Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences – a guide on training programmes for technical community promoters 11 May 2021 By APCNews

We are pleased to announce the online launch of this unique publication on the participatory implementation of training initiatives. Find out more and be sure to save the date on 20 May 2021 to join us for a conversation on training experiences from communities around the world.

#Hashtag Palestine 2020: An overview of digital rights abuses of Palestinians during the coronavirus pandemic
#Hashtag Palestine 2020: An overview of digital rights abuses of Palestinians during the coronavirus pandemic 10 May 2021 By 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

7amleh launched its annual report on Palestinian digital rights, entitled “#Hashtag Palestine 2020”. The report details violations that took place in 2020, and specifically during the coronavirus pandemic, by authorities, technology companies and the Palestinian society itself.

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