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This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the ICT arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the APC network and the spaces we engage in.

Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 49th session 06 April 2022 By Paula Martins and Veronica Ferrari

The Human Rights Council (HRC) held its 49th session in Geneva from 28 February to 1 April. During a long session that covered five weeks, the Council discussed important country situations and thematic issues on the intersections between human rights and technology. 

Local Access: Can community networks bring hope in times of crisis? 31 March 2022 By APCNews

In a life-changing global pandemic, community-rooted initiatives became their own powerhouse of resistance against the risks and inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19. Welcome to the 45th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Digital inclusion: A call for pledges to empower communities and enable local solutions
Digital inclusion: A call for pledges to empower communities and enable local solutions 25 March 2022 By APCNews

APC's executive director, Chat Garcia Ramilo, highlighted the importance of community networks in building innovative and community-centred models to overcome access inequalities and foster meaningful connectivity during the launch of the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition Pledging Portal.

How can we address gendered disinformation?
How can we address gendered disinformation? 18 March 2022 By APCNews

How can we address disinformation and its impact on women and gender-diverse people? This was the focus of APC's campaign for International Women's Day 2022.

Resources to support human rights online during the invasion of Ukraine
Resources to support human rights online during the invasion of Ukraine 17 March 2022

During the invasion and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, we are sharing and updating this growing list of resources, tools and support from among our network and beyond.

Online launch: Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences – a guide on training programmes for community promoters
Online launch: Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences – a guide on training programmes for community promoters 16 March 2022 By APCNews

On 30 and 31 March, join us for a conversation on participatory training initiatives based on diverse experiences from communities around the world. Find out more and register to participate.

Lawsuit calls for ban on use of facial recognition technologies by São Paulo subway system
Lawsuit calls for ban on use of facial recognition technologies by São Paulo subway system 08 March 2022 By Intervozes

The Brazilian civil society organisations and public defenders who filed the suit stressed that the facial recognition system currently in use violates the legal requirements established in Brazilian legislation and international treaties.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 44
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 44 24 February 2022 By APCNews

Welcome to the 44th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives. Meet the first ever community network national school in South Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya and Brazil.

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