Latin America & the Caribbean

Seeding change: Environmental sustainability and the need to strengthen female leadership
Seeding change: Environmental sustainability and the need to strengthen female leadership 04 March 2022 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives with the support of APC subgranting? In Central America, the intersection between digital transformation and environmental justice has been a priority for Sulá Batsú for many years.

Interview with Carlos Afonso: "I keep saying we need to advocate for a public plan seeking universal connectivity and the means of access for everyone"
Interview with Carlos Afonso: "I keep saying we need to advocate for a public plan seeking universal connectivity and the means of access for everyone" 03 March 2022 Gaurav Jain

In its 10th anniversary, the Internet Hall of Fame recently inducted APC co-founder Carlos Afonso. We interviewed Afonso about this honour, his hopes for the internet in Brazil and beyond, radical interventions needed in the world of ICTs, and more.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 44
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 44 24 February 2022 APCNews

Welcome to the 44th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives. Meet the first ever community network national school in South Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya and Brazil.

Internet shutdowns and human rights
Internet shutdowns and human rights 23 February 2022 APC and Derechos Digitales

This submission was produced in response to the call by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for input to a report on internet shutdowns and human rights that will be presented to the 50th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2022.

LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias joins the APC network: "This link will allow us to strengthen our organisation and generate new networking opportunities"
LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias joins the APC network: "This link will allow us to strengthen our organisation and generate new networking opportunities" 28 January 2022 APCNews

Meet new APC member LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias in Ecuador, which is committed to social justice, autonomy, digital sovereignty, human rights, the rights of nature, and a free and feminist internet.

Exposed: Civil society condemns use of Pegasus in El Salvador to spy on journalists and activists
Exposed: Civil society condemns use of Pegasus in El Salvador to spy on journalists and activists 19 January 2022 Various

The undersigned organisations condemn the use of NSO Group’s Pegasus technology in El Salvador for the surveillance of journalists and civil society, as initially flagged by local independent media and confirmed through a joint investigation by global and regional civil society organisations.

SPACE: The mentorship programme addressing gendered experiences in access policy and regulation building
SPACE: The mentorship programme addressing gendered experiences in access policy and regulation building 10 January 2022 APCNews

Whose voices are heard in policy and regulatory spaces? What are our gendered experiences in these spaces? How can we build more inclusive, diverse and community-oriented access policies? 

LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias
LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias 07 January 2022

LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias is a collective non-profit project founded in 2014 to provide accessible IT infrastructure to human rights and environmental defenders and social movements that fight for social justice and equality. It is based in Ecuador but provides software and assistance to a diversity of organisations in other countries. LaLibre.net is committed to social justice, aut...

APC co-founder Carlos Afonso inducted into Internet Hall of Fame
APC co-founder Carlos Afonso inducted into Internet Hall of Fame 16 December 2021 APCNews

The APC community celebrates this well-deserved recognition of the contributions made by Afonso, who was one of the original founders of APC over 30 years ago and has continued to play an active and invaluable role in the network up until today.

GenderIT: New edition features infrastructures of resistance and community networks hacking the global crisis
GenderIT: New edition features infrastructures of resistance and community networks hacking the global crisis 15 December 2021 GenderIT

In this second year of living in times of inequality exacerbated by the global health crisis, this special edition of GenderIT.org explores how intersectional approaches in community networks have been transforming these realities by embodying infrastructures of resistance and bringing hope to their communities.

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