Capacity building

Local access: Challenges and joys while building a community network mid-pandemic
Local access: Challenges and joys while building a community network mid-pandemic 30 June 2022 APCNews

When the COVID-19 pandemic challenged the whole world, the experience of communities in the rural and remote Ciracap sub-district in West Java, Indonesia, showed the importance and power of building a local response to the crisis. Welcome to the 48th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

DNS domains: Guide for users
DNS domains: Guide for users 20 June 2022 Pangea

This user-friendly guide from Pangea provides an overview of everything you need to know to choose a domain name, with plain-language explanations of all the factors involved, including top-level domains, second-level and lower-level domains, and management and maintenance.

Feminist by design and designed by diverse feminists
Feminist by design and designed by diverse feminists 13 June 2022 Bruna Zanolli and Débora Prado [1]

The project envisages the implementation of a Wi-Fi community network in quilombo Ribeirão Grande/Terra Seca by actively encouraging the involvement of the entire region in multiple workshops and knowledge exchanges. In this article, we focus on the gendered and racial aspects of our journey.

Feminist design practices
Feminist design practices 31 May 2022 Akash Sheshadri and Ambika Tandon [1]

Design justice principles call for the process and end result of design to challenge the matrix of domination through practices such as centring the voices of marginalised communities and using collaborative processes to sustain and empower those communities.

Media Awareness and Justice Initiative joins the APC network: “This network is very strategic as it continually adds value to members through technical, collaborative and financial support”
Media Awareness and Justice Initiative joins the APC network: “This network is very strategic as it continually adds value to members through technical, collaborative and financial support” 19 April 2022 APCNews

Meet new APC member MAJI in Nigeria, an initiative that supports independent media projects, the development of innovative ICTs for community use and promotes participatory citizen journalism initiatives to increase transparency and accountability.

Seeding change: Meet Hackers Comunitarias, the women challenging communications, tech and access inequalities in Mexico
Seeding change: Meet Hackers Comunitarias, the women challenging communications, tech and access inequalities in Mexico 01 April 2022 APCNews

In this photo essay we will discover the experiences and learnings from two communities in Mexico – Cherán and Xocoyolo. The women in these communities get together to redefine technologies and develop their networks locally.

Statement to the OEWG on civil society contributions to ICT security and capacity building
Statement to the OEWG on civil society contributions to ICT security and capacity building 31 March 2022 APC

Civil society organisations have an important role in making sure that cyber capacity building is informed by human rights, following one of the capacity-building guiding principles in the previous OEWG final report.

Local Access: Can community networks bring hope in times of crisis?
Local Access: Can community networks bring hope in times of crisis? 31 March 2022 APCNews

In a life-changing global pandemic, community-rooted initiatives became their own powerhouse of resistance against the risks and inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19. Welcome to the 45th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Digital Rights Collaborative - Southeast Asia
Digital Rights Collaborative - Southeast Asia 03 March 2022

This project aims to strengthen the digital rights movement in Southeast Asia by gathering a cohort of 15 organisations and individuals from the region who identify as new entrants to the digital rights space in the region to advocate for and uphold digital rights.

Interview with Carlos Afonso: "I keep saying we need to advocate for a public plan seeking universal connectivity and the means of access for everyone"
Interview with Carlos Afonso: "I keep saying we need to advocate for a public plan seeking universal connectivity and the means of access for everyone" 03 March 2022 APCNews

In its 10th anniversary, the Internet Hall of Fame recently inducted APC co-founder Carlos Afonso. We interviewed Afonso about this honour, his hopes for the internet in Brazil and beyond, radical interventions needed in the word of ICTs, and more.

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