African civic tech and COVID-19: Five emerging trends

2 months 2 weeks 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

2 months 3 weeks 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

2 months 3 weeks 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?

2 months 3 weeks 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

2 months 3 weeks 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

2 months 3 weeks 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

2 months 4 weeks 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

2 months 4 weeks 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)

2 months 4 weeks 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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Community networks and COVID-19 in the Americas region

3 months ago

This article presents a compilation of responses from community networks in the face of COVID-19 based on a dialogue organised by APC, as well as articles published by community networks in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, the United States and Mexico.

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HRC45: Civil society presents key takeaways from Human Rights Council

3 months 1 week ago

Fourteen organisations share reflections on the outcomes of the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as the missed opportunities to address key issues such as deadly migration routes at EU and US borders and the human rights situations in Algeria, Bolivia, China, Egypt and India.

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