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Guifi.net, APC's new member in Catalonia: Creating free, open and neutral telecoms networks

CATALONIA 2 May 2017 (APCNews)

Guifi.net is, in the words of its members, a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic project with the objective of creating a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. In March 2017, it joined the APC network.

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Access and Power: APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017

STOCKHOLM 16 May 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 focuses on the connections between access and power.

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What is the relationship between access and power? APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017

STOCKHOLM 15 May 2017 (APC for APCNews)

The Stockholm Internet Forum, an international forum for discussions on how a free, open and secure internet promotes human rights and development worldwide, has started in Stockholm. At APC, we have been involved in the Forum since its inception, mostly focusing on ensuring that a global South and feminist perspective is incorporated into the discussions about access.

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French "right to be forgotten" ruling could be devastating for freedom of expression globally

19 April 2017 (APC for APCNews)

APC joined 17 NGOs from across the globe in a legal submission before France’s highest court, raising serious concerns about a ruling of France’s data protection authority on the “right to be forgotten”.

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APC statement on World Wide Web Consortium move towards standardising digital rights management

By APC (April 2017, APC )
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Promoting the right to information across Africa at the Forum on Internet Freedom

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Internet freedom, according to the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2016, means access to any kind of information through the internet. Free flow of information. Nothing should hinder your access.

Joint Civil Society Submission to the CESCR: Briefing on copyright as a barrier to the exercise of cultural rights online in the Republic of Korea

By APC, Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet and OpenNet Korea (February 2017, APC )
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Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa

26 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Masibulele Jay Siya told us the story of Mankosi, a village that came together to build and maintain its own telecommunications network and offer affordable communications to the people in rural Eastern Cape.

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Mobile Phone: A Public Tool. Analysing the Use of Mobile Technology in Civic Participation, Education and Health

By Saleema Razvi, Ritu Srivastava and Buddhadeb Halder with collaboration of others (October 2016, Digital Empowerment Foundation and UNICEF India )

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Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A Compendium of 100+ Initiatives in India

By Ritu Srivastava and Arjun Sen (October 2016, Digital Empowerment Foundation and UNICEF India )

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