Stories from June, 2018
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.
“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.
"The essential element in terms of telecentres is the community.."
"...in an increasingly centralised ecosystem,... it is often difficult to raise the viability of a radically different model such as the community networks one."
"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."
"I would like the word cloud to include more words related to the consequences of mining. The word 'contamination' is not there."
"The social struggle, the organizations, collectives, the women’s groups who are constantly conducting this fight are made invisible by media."
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,
"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...
"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."