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Interview with Open Net on their 10th anniversary: “We still believe in the power of the internet. The internet is the great equaliser and liberator”
Interview with Open Net on their 10th anniversary: “We still believe in the power of the internet. The internet is the great equaliser and liberator” 24 April 2024 Gaurav Jain

APC member Open Net in South Korea recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. We interviewed them on this landmark occasion and how the organisation is reflecting on its decade of achievements to forge new paths ahead. 

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication 16 April 2024

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is an independent civil society organisation (CSO) based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since 2000, it has been working with a focus on media development, building the capacity of CSOs on digital transformation, which is both knowledge-driven and context-sensitive. It considers the challenges and opportunities created by Bangladesh's rapidly changing media and CSOs environment in the fourth industrial revolution era. BNNRC has achiev...

Safety for Voices: Call for applications for subgrants
Safety for Voices: Call for applications for subgrants 08 April 2024

These subgrants are designed to support the development and implementation of holistic safety strategies, including research, advocacy and capacity building, through initiatives that explore the intersections between technology and land and environmental issues.

Internet Freedom Foundation joins the APC network: "Digital rights are indispensable and not an addendum to our fundamental rights"
Internet Freedom Foundation joins the APC network: "Digital rights are indispensable and not an addendum to our fundamental rights" 03 April 2024 APCNews

Meet the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), a New Delhi-based organisation committed to democratising the potential of technology and individual liberty, and one of the recent additions to the APC member network.

Feminist Leadership and Mobilization on the Edge (FLAME)
Feminist Leadership and Mobilization on the Edge (FLAME) 27 March 2024

FLAME envisions a culturally diverse, sustainable and safe society where gender and sexual minorities have dignity, equality and realisation of rights. Its mission is to question knowledge production and the development and application of technology from a feminist intersectional approach, and to promote gender-equal access to resources and technologies in society.

Community networks newsletter: What changes when connectivity is rooted in communities?
Community networks newsletter: What changes when connectivity is rooted in communities? 26 March 2024 APCNews

By being rooted in their own communities and encouraging collective articulation, a community network can became a catalyst for rethinking digital spaces and build more inclusive practices – as the pieces collated for this issue show.

Pakistan elections 2024: A dramatic episode of defiance and uncertainty
Pakistan elections 2024: A dramatic episode of defiance and uncertainty 07 March 2024 Usman Shahid

After weeks of uncertainty, Pakistan has finally elected a prime minister in an eight-party coalition government. This election was unique in the use and denial of technology, the swift flows of disinformation and the lack of accountability for citizens' digital rights.

The risks of artificial intelligence and the response of Korean civil society
The risks of artificial intelligence and the response of Korean civil society 05 March 2024 Byoung-il Oh

As South Koreans embrace artificial intelligence in daily life, the country is becoming a test case of the “allow first, regulate later” approach to AI regulation. This piece outlines some of the controversial AI-related cases and the need to publicise the dangers of unchecked AI.

Community networks newsletter: Meet solar-powered hubs providing community-centred connectivity in Nigeria
Community networks newsletter: Meet solar-powered hubs providing community-centred connectivity in Nigeria 26 February 2024 APCNews

Recently, Hello World, in partnership with APC and CITAD, offered training on the Hello Hub connectivity model to community organisations in Nigeria. This process shows the power of partnership, knowledge-sharing and the leadership roles of community members in offering connectivity alternatives.

SFLC.in – Software Freedom Law Center
SFLC.in – Software Freedom Law Center 23 February 2024

SFLC.in is a donor-supported legal services organisation that has united lawyers, policy analysts, technologists, business professionals, students and citizens to protect freedom in the digital world since 2010. In discussions of technology where industry and governments have representations, it endeavours to present the rights of Indian citizens. Its objective is to help Indian policy makers m...

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