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Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Meet the community networks studied during the research
Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Meet the community networks studied during the research 26 March 2020

The research publication "Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Community-led small-scale telecommunication infrastructure networks in the global South", authored by Nicola J. Bidwell and Michael Jensen and launched in 2019, studied the benefits of, and challenges facing, small-scale, community-based connectivity projects. The report presented the findings gathered through visits to 12 rural community networks in the global South, in addition to information on a number of others compiled through...

What good can come out of the coronavirus?
What good can come out of the coronavirus? 21 March 2020 Jun-E Tan

From relative obscurity a few months ago, Covid-19 or the novel coronavirus has become the biggest global threat in the immediate future of humankind. Declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the coronavirus has infected more than 270,000 people and killed more than 11,000 to date (click here for latest estimate). In the space of weeks, Covid-19 is sweeping through many countries, first with a trickle of cases which then grow exponentially, quickly overwhelming medical services a...

EngageMedia responding to COVID-19
EngageMedia responding to COVID-19 20 March 2020 Andrew Lowenthal from EngageMedia

How quickly the world can move when forced. The escalation of COVID-19 cases worldwide has greatly impacted the daily lives of citizens in many countries. In the Philippines, the entire Luzon island is on lockdown. Malaysia as a whole is on lockdown. While some countries are still dragging their heels, most countries in Southeast Asia have already increased restrictions. This past wee...

Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Why is research on community networks necessary?
Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Why is research on community networks necessary? 18 March 2020

The research publication "Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Community-led small-scale telecommunication infrastructure networks in the global South", authored by Nicola J. Bidwell and Michael Jensen and launched in 2019, studied the benefits of, and challenges facing, small-scale, community-based connectivity projects. The ultimate goal of the research was to contribute to creating a more enab...

Inside the Digital Society: Going viral
Inside the Digital Society: Going viral 16 March 2020 David Souter

I took a break from blogging last week. Since I last wrote, two weeks ago, a serious health problem in some countries has become pandemic. It’s the main news item everywhere; critical to the health of millions today; an existential fear for more; utterly disruptive to social relationships, economies and livelihoods in more and more countries. Yesterday I heard a reporter say “the hashtag #s...

Consultancy for the development of the APC 2020-2023 communications strategy
Consultancy for the development of the APC 2020-2023 communications strategy 13 March 2020

1. Background 1.1 About APC APC is an international network of civil society organisations founded in 1990 dedicated to empowering and supporting people working for peace, human rights, development and protection of the environment, through the strategic use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). We work to build a world in which all people have easy, equal and affordable access...

CNX 2019 Report: Community Networks and the Internet of People
CNX 2019 Report: Community Networks and the Internet of People 12 March 2020 Ritu Srivastava, Saurabh Srivastva and Kriti Singh

In December 2019, the third edition of the Community Network Exchange (CNX) took place in India. Over 50 people from 12 countries across Asia and South America met for a three-day summit, and this report provides an overview of the agenda, objectives and context of the event. The purpose of the CNX is for practitioners of community networks and community radio stations to discuss...

APC contribution to the Secretary-General’s Roadmap on the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation and Roundtable 5A/5B on Digital Cooperation Architecture
APC contribution to the Secretary-General’s Roadmap on the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation and Roundtable 5A/5B on Digital Cooperation Architecture 09 March 2020 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Secretary-General’s Roadmap on Digital Cooperation and reiterates its support for the follow-up process of the recommendations from the UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation. Effective and viable ways to shape, sustain and strengthen global digital cooperation are paramount not only for uni...

On International Women's Day, let's keep making a feminist internet
On International Women's Day, let's keep making a feminist internet 06 March 2020 APCNews

On the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and ahead of International Women’s Day, APC wants to commemorate what has been achieved, while remembering how much work lies ahead. At the Human Rights Council This year, we especially commend the courage of women across the globe, including Chile, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Sudan, Algeria and so many other...

Safeguarding freedom of religion or belief and gender equality at HRC43
Safeguarding freedom of religion or belief and gender equality at HRC43 06 March 2020 APCNews

Twenty-five years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons continue to experience discriminatory practices throughout the world, sometimes in the name of religion. In this context, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) participated in a side event at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council...

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