The fifth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa takes a deep dive inside the operations of an African community network.
Community networks should consider developing a business model that will guarantee that the network will run with or without outside support from the onset. This will be the focus of fourth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, taking place on 27 January.
At the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, over 200 local connectivity network operators learned ways to bring affordable and reliable connectivity to underserved communities.
The summit, which aims to increase collaboration between community network operators in the region and provide opportunities for engagement with other stakeholders, shows that there is a sustained and growing interest in this area.
The open internet, freedom of expression and online civic movements are the foci of the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit that will take place in Cebu, Philippines. APC is participating with two panels and a meeting on the limits and barriers to defend human rights on the internet from a local perspective.