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Save Your Internet: Delete Article 13
Save Your Internet: Delete Article 13 04 September 2018

Update (4 September 2018): In the run-up to the 12 September vote in the European Parliament Plenary, we encourage you to join the Copyright Action Week from 4 to 11 September. The goal is to amplify the voices of communities impacted by Article 13. More info on the Save Your Internet website. Republished from the Save Your Internet website.  On 20-21 June, the lead committee in the European Parliament (EP), the Legal Affairs Committee, will vote on its Report on Copyright in t...

Letter to the EU Council: Stand for citizen’s rights and the European digital economy in the copyright negotiations
Letter to the EU Council: Stand for citizen’s rights and the European digital economy in the copyright negotiations 20 November 2018 Various

Your Excellency Deputy Ambassador, We, the undersigned, are writing to you ahead of the 23 November COREPER 1 meeting, at which copyright in the Digital Single Market will be discussed by the Austrian Council Presidency. We consider that it is too early at this stage to give a renewed mandate to the Austrian Presidency. Representing human, privacy, civil rights and media freedom organisations, software developers, creators, journalists, radio stations, higher education institutions and resear...

Countering misinformation online: Strengthening media literacy skills to fight “fake news”
Countering misinformation online: Strengthening media literacy skills to fight “fake news” 16 November 2018 Gabrielle Willms for APCNews

In recent years, the scope and consequences of online disinformation and misinformation campaigns have drawn increasing attention, as concern builds about their ability to exacerbate social polarisation, undermine public trust in the media and influence political decisions. Certainly, the advent of social media platforms and other online forums have permitted dissemination of information at an ...

Connecting the underserved: Innovation through knowledge sharing, “imagination” and a “community mindset”
Connecting the underserved: Innovation through knowledge sharing, “imagination” and a “community mindset” 15 November 2018 Gabrielle Willms for APCNews

One of the themes that dominated this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was how to address the “connectivity gap”, with over half the world’s population still unconnected and the rate of new connectivity beginning to slow. In particular, remote, rural and indigenous communities face significant barriers to sustainable internet access due to a lack of available infrastructure and lo...

Schools on Internet Governance at IGF 2018: Building a network and sharing resources
Schools on Internet Governance at IGF 2018: Building a network and sharing resources 13 November 2018 Gabrielle Willms for APCNews

Understanding internet governance concepts and institutions is key to effective participation in debates around today’s pressing digital issues, including cybersecurity, internet architecture and online human rights. But grasping the complex and constantly changing landscape of internet governance is far from intuitive, a reality which has led to the growing development of Schools on Internet...

FABRICS: Emerging Artificial Intelligence Readiness
FABRICS: Emerging Artificial Intelligence Readiness 12 November 2018 Alex Comninos and Martin Konzett

A lot of industries seem to be overwhelmed by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). Some proponents dream of utopias, while some opponents have dystopian nightmares. There is a lack of consensus in interpretations of the current legal and regulatory environments covering the implementation of computer systems leveraging AI and the related concepts of machine learning and deep learning. Inte...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 11
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 11 25 October 2018

Welcome to the 11th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks. 1. Call for grants The GSMA Connected Society will be launching its Connect Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity this October 2018. With support from the UK Department for International Development, the program fund aims to support innovative new technology solutions for connecting unserve...

APC at the IGF 2018: Event coverage
APC at the IGF 2018: Event coverage 23 October 2018

This year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place from 12 to 14 November at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. The overall theme of the event is “Internet of Trust”.  We are heading to Paris to capture the activities and highlights of #IGF2018, and we hope to see you there.  You can start by checking Social Media at the 13th IGF. For specific APC activity coverage...

APC members in 2017: Pangea has a brand new communication strategy
APC members in 2017: Pangea has a brand new communication strategy 29 September 2018 Pangea

This member story was featured in the 2017 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on the APC community. In 2017 Pangea.org went through a process of refreshing its image and improving its communication methods, towards its members and the world. As a part of this process, the association's website has been renewed: the new one has a modern and clearer image and a new structure to facilitate acc...

APC members in 2017: OWP builds online safety for safe houses in Bosnia and Herzegovina
APC members in 2017: OWP builds online safety for safe houses in Bosnia and Herzegovina 29 September 2018 One World Platform (OWP)

This member story was featured in the 2017 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on a feminist internet. "Building Online Safety for Safe Houses" is a project implemented by One World Platform (OWP) from July to December 2017, with the financial support of an APC subgrant. Within the framework of the project, in October 2017, OWP began trainings that covered topics related to policies for the ...

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