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Inside the Digital Society: Digital well-being

APC - seg, 01/06/2020 - 08:01

In the digital society, how do we measure well-being?

Free online course on media freedom in Africa

APC - sex, 29/05/2020 - 17:40

The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg is launching the third iteration of their online course Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Africa. The updated version includes a session on African media in the time of COVID-19 as well as the impact of the pandemic on journalists.

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Coconet: Singing about global issues and COVID-19 with the Marapu community

APC - sex, 29/05/2020 - 16:33

Amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, health recommendations need to be conveyed to communities in remote areas that are separated both by distance and by the minority languages they speak. One medium that can be used to convey public messages is through song. 

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KICTANet: Online gender-based violence in times of COVID-19

APC - sex, 29/05/2020 - 16:24

Online violence against women during this pandemic has taken a turn for the worst. The "keyboard warriors”, as they are popularly known, have gone to the extent of cyberbullying victims of coronavirus.

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Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 25

APC - qui, 28/05/2020 - 13:19

Welcome to the 25th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

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Community Networks Stories: "Pink... the colour of my internet"

APC - qui, 28/05/2020 - 12:29

Anjali Vajre shares a personal account of how the connectivity enabled by the Gram Marg Rural Broadband project has changed her life and how she would like to use the skills she has gained to empower other women in her village.

Cummunity standards

APC - qua, 27/05/2020 - 12:38

Globally there has been a recorded surge of domestic violence against women especially, but has there been an increase in violence online? Morgan Barbour shares how she has dealt with increased violence and harassment online since the lockdown began, and how it is now part of her art.


Who run the Instagram Live? Girls!

APC - qua, 27/05/2020 - 12:24

On 24 March, India began country-wide lockdown, without any kind of socioeconomic stimulus package or plan. This has forced all minority communities in the country to re-look at the way they engage with their present, their publics, their politics and their practices as well.


Rising Voices: Tweets about digital rights and African languages

APC - qua, 27/05/2020 - 08:53

This five-week social media campaign invited five language digital activists from across Africa to focus on a particular digital rights issue in order to explore some considerations and implications for the use of African languages online.

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Protocol for Accompanying Community Network Deployments in Social Isolation Scenarios

APC - ter, 26/05/2020 - 14:19

In the current scenario of social isolation, the network deployment work stages have been adapted through this specific protocol  that guarantees the recommendations for social distancing and prevention of COVID-19.

Community Networks Stories: On the road to building internet access for all, why not take our children with us?

APC - ter, 26/05/2020 - 12:50

For some time now, AlterMundi has been looking for ways to include children in their activities, both because of family dynamics and also because of how enjoyable it can be to share these experiences with children and the collective growth that can come out of them.

The online space making pandemic sex easier (sort of)

APC - ter, 26/05/2020 - 11:01

Much as there is the risk of the online space breeding great amounts of anxiety, this can also be a time to form different types of human connection, find out more about innovative ways to get off and take a look at your love lives. Here's how.

Rising Voices: Contribute global perspectives on technology and the environment

APC - seg, 25/05/2020 - 14:58

We're featuring this biweekly newsletter by Rising Voices, which provides an overview of issues on digital inclusion and opportunities for communities to fully participate online. 

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Inside the Digital Society: What’s digital about welfare?

APC - seg, 25/05/2020 - 11:22

Technology enables governments to do things more efficiently and more effectively than would otherwise have been the case, for good or bad. This week, I’ll take a look at that through the prism of social welfare or protection

Community Networks Stories: Building access to digital learning in Malawi, where connectivity is usually "only accessible to a few elites"

APC - qui, 21/05/2020 - 14:40

The Centre for Youth and Development (CYD) is working with the community of Mzuzu, in northern Malawi, to build a low-cost wireless wide area network architecture for providing access to local digital resources and services and later to the internet.

DEF: Chronology of rumours and misinformation during COVID-19

APC - qua, 20/05/2020 - 11:22

This research from the DEF tries to understand the chronology of events that started rumours, fake news and misinformation about COVID-19 that spread across India. 

Body and Data: Common myths and misinformation about COVID-19 in Nepal

APC - ter, 19/05/2020 - 17:49

Body & Data asked their followers on social media to answer some questions about misinformation circulating in Nepal during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CIPESA: Uganda’s social media tax undermining COVID-19 fight

APC - ter, 19/05/2020 - 17:27

In Uganda,  social media is one of the avenues for disseminating information on COVID-19 to citizens. However, the effectiveness has been undermined by the social media tax, which requires telecom subscribers to pay a daily subscription in order to access popular social media platforms.

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Community Networks Stories: Creating songs with children in an Indonesian indigenous village

APC - seg, 18/05/2020 - 18:30

As part of the digital storytelling workshops held with residents of Kampung Kasepuhan Ciptagelar, Indonesia, Common Room also facilitated music and songwriting workshops with the local children. to improve their ability to express themselves through music in a simple way.

#MFI Africa: The e-zine!

APC - seg, 18/05/2020 - 12:57

This e-zine is the culmination of the lives and afterlives of the Making a Feminist Internet in Africa convening. It documents the explorations and experiments that grew into dynamic answers, solutions and even more questions on what it means to have a feminist internet in Africa.