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UN General Assembly adopts record number of resolutions on internet governance and policy: Mixed outcomes for human rights online 10 January 2019 By Deborah Brown

The UN General Assembly's 73rd session passed a record number of resolutions relevant for internet policy. This article outlines developments in the First Committee, relating to international norms in cyberspace, and the Third Committee, covering a range of internet-related human rights issues.

Observing community networks in the Philippines through a gendered lens: Interview with Claire, Thessa and Clarisse 08 January 2019 By Serene Lim for GenderIT.org

This interview explores the gender implications of setting up a community network in the remote areas of the Philippines – from tackling gender stereotypes to the distribution of labour to the benefits of access for a community that is ignored by telecommunications companies.

Raising awareness of human rights online in Myanmar
Raising awareness of human rights online in Myanmar 03 January 2019 By APCNews

Organisers hope to raise public awareness, empower people to speak of their struggles in exercising their human rights online and mobilise more people to call for the immediate attention of the Myanmar government in upholding human rights online and offline.

What's new on the spectrum? An enlightening journey to discover Santiago Nuyoó's community network
What's new on the spectrum? An enlightening journey to discover Santiago Nuyoó's community network 21 December 2018 By Adriana Labardini Inzunza

For the sixth edition of our spectrum series, we are sharing the story of Adriana Labardini Inzunza's journey to this remote Mexican community to witness the remarkable power of community-owned networks to connect the unconnected and empower indigenous communities.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 13
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 13 20 December 2018

Welcome to the 13th round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

APC communiqué: Employment and funding opportunities for strengthening community networks and local access
APC communiqué: Employment and funding opportunities for strengthening community networks and local access 19 December 2018 By APCNews

Several positions have been announced simultaneously for individuals and organisations to be part of the new “Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” project.

Palestinian Digital Activism Forum to take place in January 2019
Palestinian Digital Activism Forum to take place in January 2019 19 December 2018 By 7amleh Centre

The forum will be attended by organisations working on digital media and digital rights, including APC, Deutsche Welle, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, along with activists, journalists, students and jurists from the West Bank, Jerusalem, Haifa, Taybeh and Gaza Strip.

100 days for Alaa Abd El-Fattah
100 days for Alaa Abd El-Fattah 17 December 2018 By APCNews

As we are nearing the end of 2018, we want to remember the human rights defenders from our community who are currently facing prison, disappeared or have been killed in retaliation for their work.

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