APC Talk

Proprietary software an anomaly 07 June 2007

Proprietary software is an anomaly in the market. This is according to Rishab Ayer Ghosh, a free software researcher at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, who was speaking at the Digital Freedom Expo in Cape Town on Friday. Proprietary software is an anomaly in the market. Read the ...

Full frontal feminism on TV 06 June 2007

Jessica Valentia and Full Frontal Feminism.

Pakistan: New controls on media extend to the internet and cellphones
Pakistan: New controls on media extend to the internet and cellphones 05 June 2007 APC

Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf has signed into immediate effect measures to increase control over the media, reports the BBC today. This very serious developement means that current regulations related to television have been extended to the internet and mobile phones. Read the full...

Global public policy: How civil society can intervene effectively
Global public policy: How civil society can intervene effectively 04 June 2007 APC

The "Civil Society Intervention in the Reform of Global Public Policy" seminar was held in Paris in April 2007. The aim was to bring together activists and academics involved in three public policy campaigns – international finance institutions, international tax and internet governance ...

Autonomy, security, identity: Beautiful words, worrying ties in the electronic world
Autonomy, security, identity: Beautiful words, worrying ties in the electronic world 28 May 2007 APC

What does identity have to do with security? How can we guarantee secure electronic user identification without compromising privacy? Why do airport officials need to know about your DNA when they are actually looking to see if you carry a bomb? The seventeenth edition of the Computer, Freedom an...

How ICTs can enhance teaching and learning in Special Needs  Education
How ICTs can enhance teaching and learning in Special Needs Education 27 May 2007 APC

Information and Communications Technology Supporting Special Educational Needs How ICTs can enhance teaching and learning in Special Needs Education This study aims to explore the following issues relating to how ICTs enhances learning, and It will also explore how ICTs enriches the learning o...

Disabled but Not disqualified
Disabled but Not disqualified 21 April 2007 APC

ICT4D in SNE – Disabled but Not disqualified Story is about physical disability student The girl who loves the moon. (Noura Arslan ) Noura is one of our physical disability students Noura is much like the early spring buds.

Lessig, Rishab, Castells et al
Lessig, Rishab, Castells et al 19 April 2007 APC

Al Alegre of FMA (Philippines) lent me these books, which made for an interesting and exciting browse. After sharing a link to these, another friend, Michel Bauwens of the P2PFoundation.net went on to point me to this very rich and impressive collection of books on peer production, Free and Open...