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Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger

seg, 25/01/2021 - 14:47

New changes to Poland's abortion law could effectively ban abortion. Online protests have been building momentum to counter the force of the government, even as the pandemic rages on in Europe.

Networks woven with care

seg, 25/01/2021 - 14:41

This beautifully illustrated story is a tale about how two community network women in India and the women around them sustained connectivity while navigating a global pandemic as the country came to a lockdown.

Uganda 2021 general elections: The internet shutdown and its ripple effects

seg, 25/01/2021 - 13:57

On Wednesday 13 January 2021, the eve of Uganda’s general elections, Uganda’s communications regulator UCC ordered telecoms operators and internet service providers in the country to suspend all internet gateways until further notice.

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Inside the Digital Society: COVID-19, the Information Society and ways ahead from WSIS

seg, 25/01/2021 - 13:44

This week’s blog, the first of 2021, is a keynote presentation to the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)’s review of progress towards the Information Society since the World Summit (WSIS) of 2003/2005. It reviews last year and looks forward to recovery.

Arrow for Change: The right to freedom of speech and expression

qua, 20/01/2021 - 10:50

This volume showcases various perspectives on the right to freedom of expression and speech in the Asia-Pacific region, including contributions from Gayatri Khandhadai, APC's Asia policy regional coordinator, and Shubha Kayastha, director of Body and Data, an APC member organisation in Nepal.

Statement by the board of directors of May First Movement Technology on the events of 6 January in Washington D.C.

ter, 19/01/2021 - 12:44

May First expresses concern over the events of 6 January 2021, which clearly demonstrate there is a large, organised and growing fascist movement in the United States, propelled by a false narrative framed and propagated by right-wing media and right-wing forces using the internet.

Equal before God? Women and the right to freedom of religion

seg, 18/01/2021 - 13:29

This article is part of Arrow for Change, a publication showcasing various perspectives and voices on the right to freedom of expression.

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Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Discussion on sustainable models

seg, 18/01/2021 - 10:04

Community networks should consider developing a business model that will guarantee that the network will run with or without outside support from the onset.  This will be the focus of fourth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, taking place on 27 January.

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Technology and elections in Uganda: New policy brief highlights digital rights

qua, 13/01/2021 - 16:45

As Uganda heads to presidential and parliamentary elections in January 2021, digital communications have taken centre-stage and are playing a crucial role in how candidates and parties engage with citizens.

APC, Rhizomatica and 48percent.org join efforts to support community network responses to COVID-19

qui, 07/01/2021 - 19:47

In a partnership with APC and Rhizomatica's LocNet initiative, 48percent.org is supporting five organisations, in Argentina, India, Mexico, Nigeria and Uganda, in their efforts to strengthen community networks and respond to the challenges in the face of COVID-19.

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TEDIC Paraguay: Mass surveillance in the context of state emergency

qui, 07/01/2021 - 10:27

Unprecedented levels of surveillance, data exploitation, and misinformation are being tested across the world. It is important to examine how these technological solutions will impact democracy at the global level, both during this emergency period and moving forward.

Intervozes: Brazil Justice condemns Google for prior censorship for removing content

qua, 06/01/2021 - 19:31

Videos from Brazilian NGO Intervozes have been removed from YouTube for alleged copyright infringement. State Judicial branch recognized the illegality of the Content ID mechanism.

Reimagining the Africa Community Networks Summit during the COVID-19 pandemic

ter, 05/01/2021 - 08:19

At the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, over 200 local connectivity network operators learned ways to bring affordable and reliable connectivity to underserved communities.

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