Community communication

Routing for Communities: Podcast celebrates community networks around the world
Routing for Communities: Podcast celebrates community networks around the world 02 November 2023 Débora Prado

In November we are launching the last two episodes of the first season of the Routing for Communities podcast! This month, we travel to Thailand and Kenya to discover inspiring stories of pioneering actions centred on local communities. 

Ukraine shows the way: How dComms provides a powerful communications alternative for us all
Ukraine shows the way: How dComms provides a powerful communications alternative for us all 06 October 2023 Aidan Elphick-Miner

Used by thousands of individuals and dozens of CSOs in Ukraine after Russia's invasion, as well as in Turkey and Iran, eQualitie is proud to offer civil society organisations and independent media an open-source, Fediverse-based communications tool that avoids the compromises and risks of Big Tech tools.

Community networks newsletter: Can connectivity enable a worthwhile digital future leaving no one behind?
Community networks newsletter: Can connectivity enable a worthwhile digital future leaving no one behind? 31 August 2023 APCNews

In this edition we can see many examples of community-centred initiatives flourishing in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Welcome to the 61th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Digital repression and resistance in Venezuela: A silent crisis within the political crisis
Digital repression and resistance in Venezuela: A silent crisis within the political crisis 27 July 2023 Laura Vidal

There is a digital crisis in Venezuela combining a lack of infrastructure with surveillance and severe control of information online. Amidst the siege, civil society is mounting a resistance to keep the digital realm and information flow free and alive.

Seeding change: How Indigenous villages in Brazil built Nhandeflix, their own streaming platform
Seeding change: How Indigenous villages in Brazil built Nhandeflix, their own streaming platform 30 June 2023 Débora Prado

Discover how a group of Indigenous villages in Brazil built a streaming platform with content focusing on the Indigenous way of life. They used their own intranet within their community network, as an alternative to attention grabbing by large corporations on the internet.

Manuals from communities of practice: A series to support community networks
Manuals from communities of practice: A series to support community networks 25 April 2023 Various

These five manuals are the result of communities of practice that brought together community network practitioners from diverse countries. They aim to support community networks on key issues such as solar energy, circular economies, bamboo infrastructure and more. 

Community networks in Latin America: Weaving dreams together
Community networks in Latin America: Weaving dreams together 17 March 2023 Débora Prado

A diverse range of people with different backgrounds are building community networks in many countries in the LAC region. They are demonstrating that community networks can be a process in which technologies, communications and access are moulded to meet local realities, dreams and needs.

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