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2018 edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) set to take place in Ghana 14 June 2018 By CIPESA

The Collaboration for International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa is pleased to announce the fifth edition of FIFAfrica, which will be hosted in partnership with the Media Foundation West Africa and will take place on 26-28 September 2018 in Accra, Ghana.

Internet freedom in Africa and the Universal Periodic Review 13 June 2018 By Ashnah Kalemera for CIPESA

Human rights review mechanisms such as the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) provide a unique opportunity to address human rights concerns in African countries.

Multistakeholder models that start with I: ICANN’s bottom-up oversight
Multistakeholder models that start with I: ICANN’s bottom-up oversight 13 June 2018 By Avri Doria

This note describes the ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT), which was created as a way by which the community could have a definitive say on the way the Board and staff serve ICANN needs, and on how they interact with the community.

Has the Palestinian Cybercrime Law really been amended?
Has the Palestinian Cybercrime Law really been amended? 05 June 2018 By 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement

In order to exert pressure on the Palestinian government, coalitions held meetings between civil society representatives and governmental bodies concerning amendment of the law in 2017. These ongoing discussions in addition to campaigns launched by activists, journalists and lawyers compelled the go...

A pathway towards community access: From telecentres to community networks
A pathway towards community access: From telecentres to community networks 04 June 2018 By Florencia Roveri, Nodo TAU for APCNoticias

Access to the internet for local communities has been a challenge for decades for those working to achieve equal rights for all people. Two milestones on this journey have been telecentres and community networks, the focus of this article.

Job call: Ending Online Gender-based Violence project coordinator
Job call: Ending Online Gender-based Violence project coordinator 25 May 2018

The Women's Rights Programme is looking for a feminist movement builder, dynamic communicator and experienced project coordinator with a background in ending gender-based violence, to join APC’s virtual team.

Job call: APC is looking for a Feminist Internet Research Network lead
Job call: APC is looking for a Feminist Internet Research Network lead 25 May 2018

The APC Women's Rights Programme is looking for an experienced feminist researcher to join APC’s virtual office and help support our exciting work.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 6
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 6 24 May 2018 By APCNews

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

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