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Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 8

The July 2018 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 7

The June 2018 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.

Telecentres serve as spaces in which communities share new technologies

"The essential element in terms of telecentres is the community.."

South Africa becomes the first country in the region to support community networks

"...in an increasingly centralised ecosystem,... it is often difficult to raise the viability of a radically different model such as the community networks one."

“Gender is a topic that involves all of us, not only women”

"I think that gender is a topic that involves all of us, not only women, and we continue to have the same discourse that gender is only about women."

“The word ‘contamination’ is not there”

"I would like the word cloud to include more words related to the consequences of mining. The word 'contamination' is not there."

“Start with the basics, with what is the concept of feminism”

"The social struggle, the organizations, collectives, the women’s groups who are constantly conducting this fight are made invisible by media."

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 6

The May 2018 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática,

“We are people, we are not minorities, and we all have sexual diversity.”

"The word “activism” is also absent, which tells us that the struggles are taking place within collectives, but are not seen as a social demand.."

“The legal system and judges could follow up, minimize the risks, and guarantee the victim’s access to justice”

"I believe that given the commitment and immediate attention by civil society, an attempted feminicide can be identified thanks to public policies, the will of the state, and the funds...

“Some of the words that should be linked to feminicide should be justice and sentence”

"the correct words that should be used to explain feminicide and that fall within Bolivian law should be that in a feminicide there was justice without delay.."

“Community work highlights the united participation of citizens to develop activities that improve the image of our community”

"...it is a responsibility of the communities, organizations, and practicing citizens to organize, disseminate and conserve this intangible heritage of our native peoples."

“As an indigenous woman, I would like to see women leaders highlighted”

"As an indigenous woman, I would like to see women leaders highlighted (in the word cloud), the names of women leaders from our bases because I know they exist."