Low-cost, community-based communications network towers: One of many reasons to love bamboo

4 weeks 2 days ago

APC’s local access and community networks team hosted a webinar called “We ♥ Bamboo: How to grow and construct your own bamboo masts for extending rural connectivity – sharing experiences”. The aim of the webinar was to offer guidance to those who would like to build bamboo community network towers or further develop their work in this area.

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APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2020

4 weeks 2 days ago

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 15th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which this year will take place remotely. We will be participating in activities from 2 to 17 November 2020.

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APC priorities for the 2020 Internet Governance Forum

1 month ago

The 15th edition of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the United Nations’ most significant multistakeholder platform for discussing internet governance, is taking place virtually from 9 to 17 November 2020, with pre-sessions from 3 to 6 November. These are APC's priorities for this year's IGF.

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African civic tech and COVID-19: Five emerging trends

1 month ago

Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa shares a brief on how the African civic tech community has created several innovations or adapted and repurposed existing resources to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SMEX: Remote learning and the digital divide in Lebanon

1 month ago

With the onset of the economic crisis and the pandemic, education in Lebanon changed dramatically with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is taking place remotely on digital platforms. This abrupt shift to the digital realm has significant academic and social implications.

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Silencing the media won’t stop the Thailand protests

1 month ago

Sweeping to power by the military coup in May 2014, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is known for not being friendly to any independent media. As the protests against his government keep growing across the country,  the decision to ban the four independent media houses is nothing but another sign of policy failure to handle the situation.

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Privacy in the time of a pandemic: How is your data doing?

1 month 1 week ago

This first piece in a three-part series using a feminist data justice perspective to understand artificial intelligence, privacy and data protection in South Africa looks at data and the right to privacy focusing on the current health pandemic.

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Efficient tabbed browsing for increased productivity

1 month 1 week ago

When working online, we need any help we can get to obtain a little boost in productivity and take a step further in understanding the profound change of the working landscape in the digital era. This guide for efficient tabbed browsing will show you how to stay on top of these challenges.

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The COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and human rights

1 month 1 week ago

APC with members of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition called on authors from the region to develop a series of reports on the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and human rights. Read the summaries of the 19 papers here.

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Tanzania tramples digital rights in fight against COVID-19 as elections loom

1 month 1 week ago

Since the first case of COVID-19 was announced in Tanzania in March, the government has been in the spotlight for its handling of the pandemic. It has denied its severity, suspended media houses, and criminalised COVID-19 related speech through enactment and enforcement of repressive regulations.

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Towards ending digital gender marginalisation

1 month 1 week ago

A team of staff of CITAD went to Shara in the Sumaila local government area of Kano to conduct a COVID-19 sensitisation programme for teachers and students as well as parents of Shara Primary School, a community school that CITAD and the community established about four years ago.

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Webcomic: The internet's footprint (Part 2)

1 month 1 week ago

Inhabiting the internet causes a huge footprint on land, nature and bodies, but we can learn how to create a more attentive and sensitive relationship with digital technologies. In the second part of this webcomic, we will discover some ways of caring that we can start to integrate in our lives.

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