Toolkits and guides
APC is relaunching this guide as one response to the crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic has generated worldwide, sharing knowledge harvested through three decades of remote working in the hopes that other non-profit organisations will find it useful. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 are now available.
The "Pilot Mentoring Project to Develop Community Networks in South Africa" was implemented from October 2019 to April 2020 in the field by Zenzeleni Networks NPC, through an agreement between APC and the UK Government's Digital Access Programme. What follows is part of our effort to capture the activities, results and lessons learned from the Pilot Mentoring project.
Based on recent changes in the telecommunications industry, this paper analyses solutions for the expansion of the telecommunication operator ecosystem.
The Digital Empowerment Foundation launched the Digital Emergency Relief Programme through its Community Information Resource Centres (CIRC) in 600+ locations in India, which have been rigorously responding to the crisis by reaching out to the most vulnerable communities.
In the current scenario of social isolation, the network deployment work stages have been adapted through this specific protocol that guarantees the recommendations for social distancing and prevention of COVID-19.
Explaining concepts in a language that brings them closer to people and their realities is a form of resistance to the hegemonic and patriarchal language in which technology is often taught.
This book is a guide on how to build a community network, a shared local telecommunications infrastructure, managed as a commons, to access the internet and other digital communications services. It was written collectively by a group of community network pioneers in Europe, activists and researchers during a writing residency week held in Vic, Catalonia in October 2018.
The Feminist Internet Research Domains of Change diagram created and explored through the FIRN inception meeting is designed to provide a framework for research project planning that can identify and prioritise specific fields where impact can be made; identify strategies towards that impact by specifying which domain of change the strategy aims to engage with; and to plot pathways for strategi...
This practices document builds on feminist politics and values, and existing or conventional ethical requirements and frameworks for researchers. It draws from decades of feminist work in relation to ethics, care, intersectionality, positionality and standpoint, and also more recently on work in relation to internet-related and data-driven research.
Summary of the report on online content regulation by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (A/HRC/38/35).