We are delighted to announce the new episodes of the Routing for Communities podcast are out! This month, we travel to Brazil and Nigeria to find out more about experiences with community networks, reflecting on how access inequalities combine with gender and race.
In this edition we can see many examples of community-centred initiatives flourishing in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Welcome to the 61th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.
The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (AprIGF) is one of the key regional initiatives on internet governance. This year will be a hybrid event in Brisbane, Australia, from 28 to 31 August. APC staff and members are hosting and involved in key sessions.
We draw upon the latest edition of our flagship publication Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) to answer the question raised by APC at the UN’s Global Digital Compact (GDC): how can we meaningfully “connect everyone” while keeping local realities in mind?
The Universal Service Fund – created precisely to subsidise the promotion of universal access to telecommunications services – should include community-led models, as recommended by ITU on several occasions, and advancing in countries such as Argentina, Malawi and Kenya.
Welcome to the 60th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives. In this edition, we celebrate these networks’ multiple achievements, discuss the challenges they face, and moot the kind of support they need.
A forum organised by the Communications Regulators' Association of Southern Africa brought together its member states to discuss the importance of community networks in providing universal services, and the policy and regulation measures needed to support them.
Community networks in Kenya are happy to lead the way with Africa's first-ever association of community networks. The association unites community networks in Kenya, amplifies their voices, and prioritises their needs in policy dialogues, fostering a favourable environment for their development.
Discover how a group of Indigenous villages in Brazil built a streaming platform with content focusing on the Indigenous way of life. They used their own intranet within their community network, as an alternative to attention grabbing by large corporations on the internet.
In this issue, we are inspired by women who are cultivating community networks in their regions. Welcome to the 59th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.