APC Talk

This section is a space where APC's staff, members and readers can open up conversations on topics that are of interest for the ICT community. It is a space where authors get to be themselves – sometimes to express opinions and challenge the readers on issues and topics that are close to them, sometimes to share their personal experience on an event or a current debate. The views expressed in this section do not necessarily reflect the views of APC or its network, but that does not make them any less valuable.

Inside the Information Society: Can privacy survive in the digital age? 26 September 2016

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue about the Information Society.This week’s blog is about how the possibility of privacy is changing in the digital age.    

Joining the dots: Gender, ICTs and climate change (1) 19 September 2016

The climate crisis: Why women and women’s movements need to be up front As I write this in mid-August 2016, Iranians are struggling to deal with temperatures reaching 60 degrees Celsius, while across the Middle East temperatures are reaching the point where scientists are saying climate cha...

See it, film it, change it: Training and supporting people using video for human rights
See it, film it, change it: Training and supporting people using video for human rights 17 September 2016 Flavia Fascendini

_“In this age, when the mass media rest in fewer and fewer hands, we must have strong, vital, independent voices if we ever want to hear all the stories or seek justice.

Inside the Information Society: Where is our relationship with mobiles going?
Inside the Information Society: Where is our relationship with mobiles going? 15 September 2016 David Souter

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about our changing relationship with mobile phones. The way people use mobiles and other ICT devices is the most dramatic change in life and lifesty...

Inside the Information Society: Building capacities... or building capabilities?
Inside the Information Society: Building capacities... or building capabilities? 12 September 2016 David Souter

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about building skills or capabilities for the digital age.    

AWID Forum: "This is a story about the present, told as the past, from the gaze of the future"
AWID Forum: "This is a story about the present, told as the past, from the gaze of the future" 10 September 2016 Jac sm Kee

The APC Women’s Rights Programme organised several activities during the 13th AWID International Forum (#AWIDForum), where more than a thousand activists, researchers and feminist techies got together between 8 and 11 September to discuss feminist futures and build collective power for rights a...

How regional engagement can benefit a human rights defender
How regional engagement can benefit a human rights defender 05 September 2016 Lim Ka Ea, Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Early last year, I disclosed to a small group of people at work how unstimulated I have become. One of the terrifying words I had used at a group coaching session was “blasé”.