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IAWRT-K joins the APC network: "We recognise the rich networking opportunities and the possibility of building synergy through advocacy and partnerships"
IAWRT-K joins the APC network: "We recognise the rich networking opportunities and the possibility of building synergy through advocacy and partnerships" 13 January 2022 APCNews

Meet the International Association of Women in Radio and Television - Kenya (IAWRT-K), a Nairobi-based chapter of the global non-profit and one of the recent additions to the APC member network.

Omicron travel bans on Africa: “The history of racism, inequalities and discrimination is interwoven with the science”
Omicron travel bans on Africa: “The history of racism, inequalities and discrimination is interwoven with the science” 17 December 2021 APCNews

APC members in Africa respond to the discriminatory travel bans due to Omicron and how we must fight vaccine inequities, disinformation and colonial mindsets.

GenderIT: New edition features infrastructures of resistance and community networks hacking the global crisis
GenderIT: New edition features infrastructures of resistance and community networks hacking the global crisis 15 December 2021 GenderIT

In this second year of living in times of inequality exacerbated by the global health crisis, this special edition of GenderIT.org explores how intersectional approaches in community networks have been transforming these realities by embodying infrastructures of resistance and bringing hope to their communities.

SPACE: The mentorship programme that seeks to address gendered experiences in access-related policy and regulation building
SPACE: The mentorship programme that seeks to address gendered experiences in access-related policy and regulation building 10 December 2021 APCNews

Whose voices are heard in policy and regulatory spaces? What are our gendered experiences in these spaces? How can we build more inclusive, diverse and community-oriented access policies? 

CITAD launches first Nigerian School of Community Networks
CITAD launches first Nigerian School of Community Networks 07 December 2021 CITAD

CITAD has just launched the first Nigerian School of Community Networks, where members of rural communities will learn how to create and manage community networks as a means of bridging the connectivity gaps in the areas where they live.

Routing for Communities: An online film festival about community networks and people decentralising the internet for change
Routing for Communities: An online film festival about community networks and people decentralising the internet for change 26 November 2021 APCNews

The Local Networks (LocNet) initiative, led by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica, invites you to take part in the premiere screening of these creative and inspiring short videos produced by communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

How weaponisation of network disruptions during elections threatens democracy
How weaponisation of network disruptions during elections threatens democracy 26 November 2021 Evelyn Lirri

In August 2021, Zambia became the latest country to restrict citizens’ access to social media platforms as the country went to the polls. The disruption of digital communications has become a recurring theme in numerous countries during elections and in times of public protest.

The potential of community networks for safely managing and limiting crisis in the internet era
The potential of community networks for safely managing and limiting crisis in the internet era 26 November 2021 Mohamed Salah

The internet and networks mean a lot to me. I would like to share with you my journey with internet governance, which started in 2019 when I was granted a fellowship to attend the AFRINIC-31 meeting where we got to know more about internet governance and packet data protocol.

Seeding change: Creating a digital community network with the Ju|’hoan people in Namibia
Seeding change: Creating a digital community network with the Ju|’hoan people in Namibia 25 November 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities' lives? In this column we’re highlighting stories of impact and change by our partners, supported by APC subgranting. This catalytic project built a digital community network for the Ju|’hoan people living in the remote Nyae-Nyae Conservancy in Namibia.

Kenya adopts community networks licensing framework
Kenya adopts community networks licensing framework 23 November 2021 Mwendwa Kivuva for KICTANet

The Communications Authority of Kenya adopted a Licensing and Shared Spectrum Framework for Community Networks after holding a public consultation in the country and promoting a process that allowed the development of the framework in partnership with multiple stakeholders.

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