Latin America & the Caribbean

Acción Ecológica
Acción Ecológica 15 June 2021

Acción Ecológica is an organisation based in Ecuador whose work focuses on the impacts generated by activities like oil drilling, mining, shrimp farming, logging and tree plantations, hydroelectric plants, biotechnology, transgenics, bioprospecting and biopiracy. It works to strengthen food sovereignty and the defence of the rights of nature, highlighting issues such as the free circulation of seeds, access to water and land, and the right to culturally appropriate food. It also addresses b...

Seeding change: Nodes that Bond women overcome access gaps at the Portal sem Porteiras community network in Brazil
Seeding change: Nodes that Bond women overcome access gaps at the Portal sem Porteiras community network in Brazil 09 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities’ lives? The feminist project Nodes that Bond has developed circles of women with an emphasis on technology at Portal sem Porteiras, a rural community network in Brazil.

Community Networks Stories: How Portal sem Porteiras is strengthening its nodes with true human connections among women in Brazil
Community Networks Stories: How Portal sem Porteiras is strengthening its nodes with true human connections among women in Brazil 09 June 2021 Portal sem Porteiras

The Portal sem Porteiras (PSP) community network is bridging gender inequalities within the world of technology in Brazil. Find out more about the impacts of the Nodes that Bond project in this beautiful story collectively created by PSP participants.

Seeding change: Nodo TAU supports environmental sustainability through e-waste recycling in Argentina
Seeding change: Nodo TAU supports environmental sustainability through e-waste recycling in Argentina 02 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? In Argentina, Nodo TAU has made meaningful contributions to environmental sustainability movements by giving local communities access to e-waste recycling.

Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences: A guide to collective creation and development of training programmes for technical community promoters
Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences: A guide to collective creation and development of training programmes for technical community promoters 20 May 2021

From recommendations to reflections on the diversity of communities’ values and principles, this guide offers an important contribution to people, organisations and communities that see training as crucial to promote their communication and telecommunications processes within their territories or regions, especially for community networks.

International civil society organisations demand that the Colombian government immediately stop its repression of the protests and guarantee the exercise of human rights, offline and online
International civil society organisations demand that the Colombian government immediately stop its repression of the protests and guarantee the exercise of human rights, offline and online 05 May 2021 Various

We firmly reject the violent repression in Colombia in response to the massive protests which began on 28 April. The Colombian state has the obligation to adopt the necessary measures to guarantee freedom of assembly and association and freedom of speech, on the internet and on the streets.

Summary of the joint stakeholder report to the UPR 38th session on online gender-based violence and access to justice in Paraguay
Summary of the joint stakeholder report to the UPR 38th session on online gender-based violence and access to justice in Paraguay 04 May 2021 TEDIC and APC

The joint report presented to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group ahead of its 38th session by TEDIC and APC consists of information around three specific areas related to online gender-based violence and access to justice in Paraguay. A synthesis of each of them is offered here.

The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks
The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks 31 March 2021 Daiane Araujo dos Santos for GenderIT.org

Daiane Araujo dos Santos discusses the link between popular education and community networks, and argues that class, race and gender should be part of the analysis in the implementation of autonomous infrastructure and technical training dedicated to digitally excluded communities.

Community networks recognition: Local Networks initiative and projects from Tosepan and IBEBrasil nominated for the WSIS Prizes 2021
Community networks recognition: Local Networks initiative and projects from Tosepan and IBEBrasil nominated for the WSIS Prizes 2021 11 March 2021 APCNews

The voting period is now open and will close on 31 March 2021. Find out how to vote and help us to support the global recognition of community networks initiatives.

Landmark ruling in Mexico allows communities to provide service in areas that the telecoms market does not reach
Landmark ruling in Mexico allows communities to provide service in areas that the telecoms market does not reach 02 February 2021 APCNews

Organisations that help communities build and manage their own low-cost, open-source communications infrastructure are celebrating a landmark victory: exemption from radio spectrum fees.

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