Steve Song discusses ‘Rights to the Network: Community Networks and Access to Infrastructure’. Steve Song is a part-time fellow at the Mozilla Foundation and a research associate at the Network Startup Resource Centre. He founded Village Telco, a social enterprise that manufactures low-cost Wifi mesh VoIP technologies. He’s also affiliated with the Association for Progressive Commmunications, and in the past he was a Shuttleworth Fellow. Steve’s work focuses on affordable access to communications infrastructure, and he has a great blog on those issues at


Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity…

Steve’s Blog

Innovations in Spectrum Management Report…

About the series:

The Global Media & Policy Seminar Series is an online seminar series jointly organised between the University of Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies) and the University of Johannesburg’s School of Communication. The series fosters an international dialogue about pressing issues affecting new media and human rights, particularly at the margins. The speakers in this series tackle issues related to technology and policy across different contexts, including (among others) algorithmic bias and inequalities; misinformation and elections; social media and migration; extreme speech online; community-driven internet access solutions; autonomous and feminist infrastructure; and privacy. This innovative global seminar series uses the power of technology to bridge the geographic and epistemic distance between the global north and the global south – to bring together critical perspectives on new media in context and facilitate a diverse dialogue on the most important questions of human rights, internet governance and our technologically mediated lives.