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.Language English
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.Language English
Comments from civil society organisations and academia to the Ethiopian Communications Authority on the Universal Access and Service Framework and Universal Access Fund Regulation
This joint submission was made in response to an invitation by the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) for interested stakeholders to submit their comments on a number of draft telecommunications-related directives and policies.
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.
Welcome to the 30th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.Language English
Between November 2019 and April 2020, the APC Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) held an evaluation of our work around movement building in the digital age. A total of 82 people participated in the survey and/or interviews conducted for the evaluation.
The evaluation sought feedback from feminist internet meeting participants, including around the impact of the convenings on participants’ movement work and activism, their evolving relationships with digital technologies, and challenges in taking this work forward.
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.
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.Language English
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.
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.
The coalition of civil society groups undersigned are committed to supporting the implementation of the vision in which “all stakeholders play a role in advancing a safer, more equitable digital world, one which will lead to a brighter and more prosperous future for all.”
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.
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.Language English
Some thoughts on what could, should and might happen to the Internet Governance Forum.
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.
APC member eQualitie introduces Baskerville, an open source project to reduce bad behaviour on networks
Baskerville is a machine operating on the Deflect network that protect sites from hounding, malicious bots. It’s also a open source project that, in time, will be able to reduce bad behaviour on your networks too.Language English
This episode was recorded on October 15, 2020, the day the Thai government enacted an emergency decree restricting physical gatherings as part of its response to curb the continued protests in the country. The video version of this episode will be available on October 19.Language English
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.
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.