Africa

I’m headed to AfriSIG 2018 and here’s why…
I’m headed to AfriSIG 2018 and here’s why… 20 September 2018 Babatunde Okunoye

As a research officer at Paradigm Initiative, my daily work involves a number of interesting tasks. I lead research on Paradigm Initiative’s annual Digital Rights in Africa report, together with a network of researchers within our organisation and across the continent. I also produce policy briefs and blog posts and manage research partnerships with local, regional and international organisations. As a member of my organisation’s policy advocacy and communications teams, I’m also involv...

Who can still doubt the capacity of community networks to provide universal access?
Who can still doubt the capacity of community networks to provide universal access? 11 September 2018 APCNews

"There was a massive storm during the night, and signals from all operators were off when we woke up. And yet, internet from Zenzeleni is still up and running. Who can still doubt the capacity of community networks to provide universal access?"  This was the message shared by Carlos Rey-Moreno, coordinator of APC's Local Access Networks project, during the Third Summit on Community Networks in Africa, organised by the Internet Society (ISOC), Zenzeleni Netwo...

Supplemental Coalition Report for South Africa's Review at the 64th Session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (July 2018)
Supplemental Coalition Report for South Africa's Review at the 64th Session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (July 2018) 10 September 2018 Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and Right2Know Campaign (R2K)

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) welcome the opportunity to submit this Parallel Coalition Report to the 64th session (24 September 2018 to 12 October 2018) of the Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (CESCR). This Parallel Coalition Report (Second Coalition Report) is submitted to the CESCR to as...

Third Summit on Community Networks in Africa to take place in Eastern Cape
Third Summit on Community Networks in Africa to take place in Eastern Cape 01 September 2018 APCNews

Community networks have existed for many years. They provide a sustainable solution to address connectivity gaps in urban and rural areas around the world. In Africa, where these gaps are more evident, a recent survey was able to identify 37 community network initiatives in 12 African countries. To promote the creation and growth of these networks, the Third Summit on Community Networks in...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 9
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 9 30 August 2018

Welcome to the ninth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks. 1. Call for grants OpenCellular Grants (OCG) is a programme to fund, promote and accelerate the non-commercial development and non-traditional deployment of OpenCellular (OC) in rural areas where access to cellular is limited due to availability of service, price of service or limited consumer demand. ...

Nouveau membre d'APC, Rudi International : Travailler avec des enfants qui ont été privés de leur opportunité de développement en RDC
Nouveau membre d'APC, Rudi International : Travailler avec des enfants qui ont été privés de leur opportunité de développement en RDC 29 August 2018 APCNouvelles

“Rudi” en Swahili veut dire “reviens.” C'est l'histoire de notre naissance en tant qu'organisation. Nous considérons que c'est un privilège de donner et de faire partie du changement que nous voulons voir autour de nous. Voici comment le nouveau membre d'APC, Rudi International, basé en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), accueille les visiteurs sur son site web. L'accès à l'...

Rudi International, nuevo miembro de APC: Trabajar con la niñez a la que le robaron su oportunidad de desarrollo en la República Democrática del Congo
Rudi International, nuevo miembro de APC: Trabajar con la niñez a la que le robaron su oportunidad de desarrollo en la República Democrática del Congo 29 August 2018 APCNoticias

“Rudi” es una palabra swahili que significa “regresar.” Es la historia detrás de cómo nacimos como organización. Consideramos que devolver  algo de lo que hemos recibido  y ser parte del cambio que queremos ver es un privilegio. Así es como el nuevo miembro de APC Rudi International, con sede en la República Democrática de Congo (RDC), recibe a quienes visitan su sitio ...

New APC member Rudi International: Working with children who were robbed of their opportunity for development in the DRC
New APC member Rudi International: Working with children who were robbed of their opportunity for development in the DRC 28 August 2018 APCNews

“Rudi” is Swahili for “come back.” It is the story behind how we were born as an organisation. We consider it a privilege to give back and be part of the change we want to see around us. This is how new APC member Rudi International, based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), welcomes visitors to their website. Access to education, literacy, health, trauma healing for survivors of...

How to use social media for activism
How to use social media for activism 23 August 2018 Nana Darkoa for GenderIT.org

Here are some tips and insights on how to use social media for activism and movement building. These are learnings from the vocal and active African feminists who have used the internet and social media to amplify their causes. The fact that social media is nominally free to use – and we say nominally because we have to be aware that we provide our data to corporate bodies that own the social...

Tanzania: Joint civil society letter calls on Human Rights Council member states to address crackdown on human rights
Tanzania: Joint civil society letter calls on Human Rights Council member states to address crackdown on human rights 21 August 2018 Various

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland 16 August 2018 Tanzania: Open letter to states for joint action to address crackdown on civic space and prevent a further deterioration of the situation Excellency, Ahead of the 39th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (“the Council”), which will be held from...

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