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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.

GISWatch 2021-2022 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on our digital futures post-pandemic
GISWatch 2021-2022 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on our digital futures post-pandemic 22 November 2022 Various

The 2021-2022 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will be officially launching at the IGF next month, and this is your chance to have a first look at full-length reports in this special GISWatch 2021-2022 Sneak Peek!

Affordable connectivity and privacy violations plague Zimbabwe
Affordable connectivity and privacy violations plague Zimbabwe 08 November 2022 Otto Saki and Nompilo Simanje

There are several factors, some legal, some political and some economic, that continue to impact the exercise of rights online in Zimbabwe, particularly free expression, the right to privacy and access to information.

Community networks can be the missing piece to bridge the digital divide
Community networks can be the missing piece to bridge the digital divide 27 October 2022

The experiences of multiple community networks around the world are flourishing and proving that technologies and digital communications can be mobilised by people to defend their own needs and rights. Welcome to the 52nd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Enabling digital inclusion for the most vulnerable in 2021
Enabling digital inclusion for the most vulnerable in 2021 12 October 2022 APCNews

We want people affected by exclusion, discrimination and inequality to be able to meaningfully use and shape the internet and digital technologies to meet their specific needs. Check out our achievements in this area in 2021.

Community connectivity providers can be the missing piece to bridge the digital divide
Community connectivity providers can be the missing piece to bridge the digital divide 06 October 2022 Débora Prado

A new report featuring 11 case studies across 10 countries brings evidence that community-led initiatives are needed to bridge the digital divide, and examines how these network models can be financed sustainably. Discover why in this piece about the report’s launch and the inspiring experiences of two community networks, B4RN (UK) and Zenzeleni (South Africa).

APC Annual Report 2021
APC Annual Report 2021 03 October 2022

Our 2021 Annual Report tells a story made by many stories taking place in the most diverse scenarios but connected through purpose. Here you will find a chronicle of how the APC community lived, worked and thrived through a turbulent but fruitful year.

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.

Financing mechanisms for locally owned internet infrastructure
Financing mechanisms for locally owned internet infrastructure 22 September 2022 Jim Forster, Ben Matranga and Anoop Nagendra

A growing number of community networks and other community connectivity providers are connecting those who have historically been unserved or underserved by traditional internet service providers. This report analyses the operating models and financing mechanisms that can support their success.

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