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Weaving a community together – from grassroots to tech

qui, 07/11/2019 - 18:07

This visually stunning photo essay provides a glimpse into the life of a community network and the women working at the radio station and using the other services provided by the network, located just at the outskirts of Bangalore in India.

New age women: Women and their approach towards internet connectivity in rural India

qui, 07/11/2019 - 17:45

Availability and affordability of the internet have a major impact on whether women are able to access and use it. In this article, the authors explore what happens when community networks bring the internet closer to women and the small and big ways in which this changes their lives.

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Open letter to UN General Assembly: Proposed international convention on cybercrime poses a threat to human rights online

qua, 06/11/2019 - 19:59

Countering cybercrime is a key challenge that requires international cooperation. However, the approach taken in the draft resolution “Countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes” is fundamentally flawed and would restrict the use of the internet for human rights, and social and economic development.

TEDIC joins the APC network: “New ways of doing things, new approaches to improve the work we do, together”

qua, 06/11/2019 - 12:12

TEDIC is a Paraguayan non-profit organisation founded in 2012 that develops open civic technology and defends digital rights for a free culture on the internet. And now it is also one of the APC network's newest member organisations!

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Inside the Digital Society: How do we put the ethics in AI?

seg, 04/11/2019 - 07:45

Last week I wrote about ethical frameworks for artificial intelligence. This week I’ll draw on one initiative among these.

Online content: To regulate or not to regulate – is that the question?

sex, 01/11/2019 - 17:30

Recently there have been a flurry of proposals to “regulate the internet”, which in practice boils down to more narrowly regulating online content. In order to suggest a principles-based approach to regulation, this issue paper highlights positive and negative aspects of some recent initiatives.

News about our community network: Portal sem Porteiras

sex, 01/11/2019 - 13:29

In this layered podcast, Marcela and Luisa, members of Portal sem Porteiras, explore their excitement over the possibilities of their community network and how they are re-finding meaning and solace in connections. 

APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2019

qua, 30/10/2019 - 20:10

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, Germany, where it will be participating in activities from 25 to 29 November 2019.

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