Latin America & the Caribbean

Will community networks change our approach to connectivity?
Will community networks change our approach to connectivity? 01 December 2022 APC News

Communities from around the world have been demonstrating that they are not only capable of building solutions for the digital divide, they can also do it while seeding important social changes. Welcome to the 53rd monthly round-up of developments impacting your community-based initiatives.

Community networks movement calls for supportive policy and regulation in Brazil
Community networks movement calls for supportive policy and regulation in Brazil 24 November 2022 Débora Prado

Currently around 35.5 million people still don’t have internet access in Brazil. With a bottom-up approach, communities from around the country feel that they are not only capable of building solutions to the digital gap, they can also do it while bridging inequalities.

Brazilian feminist responses to online hate speech: Seeing online violence through an intersectional lens
Brazilian feminist responses to online hate speech: Seeing online violence through an intersectional lens 22 November 2022 Horacio Sívori and Lorena Mochel

This paper looks at current struggles and transformations on the meanings of online violence in Brazil. It interrogates how feminist research and interventions in digital technologies with regards to online violence against LGTQIA+ in the contemporary political scenario. 

Seeding change: Times of “technostress” call for increased mental health self-care
Seeding change: Times of “technostress” call for increased mental health self-care 28 October 2022 Leila Nachawati

Digital technologies play an increasingly central role in our lives and have a major impact on our mental health. TEDIC, an APC member in Paraguay, takes this as its starting point when working on "technostress", a phenomenon affecting an ever growing percentage of the population.

Cultivating a feminist community network: Reflections of practices in the quilombo of Ribeirão Grande/Terra Seca
Cultivating a feminist community network: Reflections of practices in the quilombo of Ribeirão Grande/Terra Seca 16 October 2022 Bruna Zanolli and Bruna Vasconcellos

This report is an outcome of an action-research project that gathered community members, women farmers, technologists, agro-ecologists and community network practitioners to create a community network in the quilombola community of Ribeirão Grande/Terra Seca, Brazil.

Local Access: How communities are weaving connectivity to defend the environment and their rights
Local Access: How communities are weaving connectivity to defend the environment and their rights 29 September 2022 APCNews

Welcome to the 51st monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.This month, we look at people shaping connectivity and communications technologies in support of other missing fundamental rights and much more.

Brazilian web portal issued warning for spreading disinformation about the Amazon
Brazilian web portal issued warning for spreading disinformation about the Amazon 20 September 2022 Raquel Santos and Viviane Tavares

A campaign launched on Amazon Day seeks to prevent the financing of Brazilian news sites that are presented as journalistic, but which promote information disorder in the Legal Amazon region.

Towards a new feminist principle of the internet on the environment: Two new publications now available in English
Towards a new feminist principle of the internet on the environment: Two new publications now available in English 02 September 2022 Jennifer Radloff

In July 2019, 26 women from diverse backgrounds met together in Chiapas, Mexico for three days in a hackfeminist meeting on technology and affections to imagine a principle for a feminist internet that centred care for the body, the self and the land.

Community Networks Schools and Mamaila Community Network win award for participatory design of information and communications technologies
Community Networks Schools and Mamaila Community Network win award for participatory design of information and communications technologies 31 August 2022 APCNews

In its 10th edition, the award is intended to recognise outstanding achievement in the area of participatory design of information and communications technologies.

Local Access: Can community networks help people to harness the power of digital tools?
Local Access: Can community networks help people to harness the power of digital tools? 24 August 2022 APCNews

Welcome to the 50th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives. This month, we look at innovative community-centred connectivity models that enable communication while strengthening self-determination, and much more.

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