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.
This study aims not only to highlight the potential of community networks for expanding connectivity, but also to define the regulatory elements that might optimise their development and analyse the regulatory experiences that have allowed removing obstacles to community networks in Latin America.
Like other common goods, spectrum has historically been subject to gradual curtailment and private ownership. There are opportunities to change this scenario, which will depend on a new understanding of what the spectrum is and how to use it, as well as participation by civil society in debates.
The internet exists thanks to the work of many women who have been rendered invisible, shut out from spaces of power, and also subjected to violence. We want to construct an internet that is safe and inclusive at every level; we want to make another internet.
APCNews spoke with Damián Loreti, a new APC individual member and one of the leading experts on freedom of expression in Latin America, on the progress and setbacks in this area in Argentina and the rest of the region.
This statement delivered on behalf of APC, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa, Derechos Digitales and the Women of Uganda Network highlights increasing restrictions to freedom of expression online in Uganda and Latin America.
Autonomous infrastructure addresses many levels: resilience, shifting this framework of understanding security and protection towards caring communities but really, at the end of the day, we easily fall into the dynamics of people expecting things from others perceived as experts
Elisabeth Jay Friedman offers a critical perspective of the use of the internet by feminists, arguing that the positive use of the internet for social change depends on shifting social contexts.
This report is a summary of the most relevant information on the human rights and internet situation in Latin America during 2016, and was prepared for presentation at that year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
Some legislative initiatives in Mexico, such as a bill to create a law on cyber crime, lack technical and legal rigour, and could criminalise legitimate uses of technology, which would affect the exercise of internet rights as well as the overall functioning of the internet.