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This podcast series tackles critical digital issues in the Asia-Pacific
This podcast series tackles critical digital issues in the Asia-Pacific 19 February 2024 Jen Tarnate and Katerina Francisco

The Pretty Good Podcast Live, produced with APC support, raises awareness of critical digital issues in the Asia-Pacific such as digital security, open technology, internet freedom, data privacy and more. These stories reflect the resilience and innovation in the region’s digital rights community, showcasing a path forward amid challenges.

A call for global solidarity and decisive action to end Myanmar’s military rule and ensure victory for the people resisting dictatorship
A call for global solidarity and decisive action to end Myanmar’s military rule and ensure victory for the people resisting dictatorship 01 February 2024 Various

Three years after Myanmar’s military junta seized power, local and international civil society actors including APC are calling on the international community to stand with the country's people, offering not only solidarity, but also concrete resources to resist digital oppression.

Five hopeful stories of community networks rethinking technologies from our podcast series
Five hopeful stories of community networks rethinking technologies from our podcast series 30 January 2024 Débora Prado

Can communities shape digital technologies in favour of their environments, cultures, knowledge and well-being? This piece present five inspiring stories from the Routing for Communities podcast showcasing how connectivity and the use of technology gain meaning from local demands.

Community networks newsletter: New year, new opportunities to strengthen community-centred connectivity
Community networks newsletter: New year, new opportunities to strengthen community-centred connectivity 25 January 2024 APCNews

This is the first edition of our newsletter in 2024 – and it brings encouraging prospects for community-centred connectivity. The year begins with new opportunities, whether in terms of open calls or spaces and materials to strengthen these initiatives through shared knowledge.

Recommendations for Chile on human rights in digital environments
Recommendations for Chile on human rights in digital environments 18 January 2024 Derechos Digitales and Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

The recommendations presented here are based on the submissions made by Derechos Digitales, APC, Women’s Link Worldwide and Corporación Miles Chile for the fourth cycle of the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Period Review (UPR) of Chile.

The challenges of digital inclusion in Africa and the innovations we need
The challenges of digital inclusion in Africa and the innovations we need 18 January 2024 Onyekachi Okoro Emmanuel

Following their participation at the 2023 African Internet Governance Forum, the Media Awareness and Justice Initiative (MAJI) identified several key issues affecting digital inclusion, expansion and use across Africa as well as recommendations for the way forward.

The dream of connecting communities through collaboration and technology
The dream of connecting communities through collaboration and technology 15 January 2024 Daniel Mariano de Almeida

In the heart of an urban periphery, an inspiring initiative is developing: the construction of the community network, Novo Futuro. Its objective is to bring quality educational content to local residents who face structural obstacles. Find out more about their journey. 

Open calls for organisations interested in working on capacity building, gender and policy related to community-centred connectivity
Open calls for organisations interested in working on capacity building, gender and policy related to community-centred connectivity 07 January 2024 APCNews

The Local Networks initiative is inviting host institutions in different regions that are already working with community networks to apply and nominate one candidate for different positions. The deadline for applications is 9 February 2024. Find out more and send your application.

Community network regulation around the world
Community network regulation around the world 15 December 2023 Carlos Rey-Moreno

This paper provides a brief overview of the growing recognition for community networks at the international, regional and national level and the evolution of regulatory frameworks to enable their development.

2023 rewind: Challenges fuelled resilience – is change on the horizon?
2023 rewind: Challenges fuelled resilience – is change on the horizon? 15 December 2023 Hija Kamran for GenderIT.org

In this recap of the past year on GenderIT.org, editor Hija Kamran reminds us that "there’s still hope as long as there are people pushing back against authoritarian and draconian violence, fighting for justice, and demanding and standing up for human rights for all."

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