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“Violence was the concept in dispute”

Reframed Stories asks people to respond to dominant themes in news coverage about themselves and the issues that affect them. Apawki Castro of the Confederation of the Indigenous Nationalities of...

‘Bien Chabacano’ blog preserves and promotes Asia's only Spanish-based creole language

"Unless more aggressive preservation efforts will be implemented, the day will come when Chabacano will only be spoken inside the home."

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 9

The August 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.

Localizer shares insights about the importance of translating open source software into Breton

"The Breton language is surviving because a lot of speakers worked hard to preserve it and, nowadays, it is important for us to translate software if we want our language...

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.

A pathway towards community access: From telecentres to community networks

“Thinking about the future, I believe that if we can articulate these networks in an appropriate way, then we can have a very large network controlled by the people.”

Community networks empower the unconnected to take an active role in defending their right to connectivity

Community networks face two major challenges: achieving community participation and commitment, and circumventing regulatory mechanisms necessary for their implementation.

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."