On 8 January 2023, there was a shocking and violent coup attempt in Brazil that came on the heels of years of accelerating fake news and mass disinformation, reinforced through social networks and messaging apps. Our member analyses this urgent test case of how a democracy can fight such information corruption and hold digital platforms accountable for moderating illegal content.
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.
Imagine you are in the middle of the Amazon rain forest. There is no mobile coverage or internet access. The long distances and rugged landscapes make communication highly challenging. These communities are precisely the ones Rhizomatica aims to support when building new technologies that connect people.
This article by APC founder Carlos Afonso, now the director of Brazilian APC member Nupef, is both a tribute to recently deceased Brazilian internet pioneer Tadao Takahashi and a fascinating glimpse into some key chapters in the early history (and prehistory) of APC.
This joint submission to the 41st session of the UN Universal Period Review focuses on Brazil's fulfilment of human rights obligations in the digital context.
The Brazilian civil society organisations and public defenders who filed the suit stressed that the facial recognition system currently in use violates the legal requirements established in Brazilian legislation and international treaties.
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.
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.
The online event "Building an enabling environment for community networks in Brazil" took place on 20 October, featuring the launch of the recommendations from a policy brief, a manual and a video introducing what community networks are and how people who are interested can start one.
Four Black women in Brazil share their insights on the impact of internet, communication and information technologies towards achieving social and environmental justice.
Association for Progressive Communications (APC) 2022
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