APC Talk

Assessing domain name management systems in Africa: Take part in the survey! 03 August 2016

An in-depth study of the DNS ecosystem in Africa has been commissioned by ICANN, and the project implementation team, led by the Southern African Communications Forum (SACF), is appealing to the technical community in Africa to make the study a success by completing the online survey at “http:/...

Inside the Information Society: How the digital divide has changed 29 July 2016

This week’s post looks back at the origins of the concept of a digital divide and asks three questions. How has our understanding of digital divides changed in the last thirty years? How hard are they to bridge? And does that mean we should rethink our strategies?

How will candidates advance internet rights at the Human Rights Council?
How will candidates advance internet rights at the Human Rights Council? 27 July 2016 Deborah Brown

In an effort to bring a degree of transparency to elections for the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), Amnesty International, the International Service for Human Rights and the Permanent Mission of Panama to the United Nations hosted an event at UN headquarters.

Inside the Information Society: Mapping Internet governance
Inside the Information Society: Mapping Internet governance 22 July 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 looks at how to map the Internet governance landscape, which grows more complex almost by the day. Internet governance is a lot more complicated than it us...

Facebook's real name policy: Does it actually help to keep the online community safe?
Facebook's real name policy: Does it actually help to keep the online community safe? 19 July 2016 Tarryn Booysen

Facebook has said that every account should represent a real person, and that having an “authentic” identity is essential to the Facebook experience. But using a pseudonym does not mean that you are not a real person. Right?

Inside the Information Society: The IGF - retreating to advance
Inside the Information Society: The IGF - retreating to advance 17 July 2016 David Souter

*_Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

HRC resolution on human rights on the internet: What really happened?
HRC resolution on human rights on the internet: What really happened? 15 July 2016 Deborah Brown

The Human Rights Council passed a significant resolution late last month reaffirming the importance of protecting and promoting human rights on the internet.

Retreat from the IGF?
Retreat from the IGF? 15 July 2016 avri doria [15 July 2016]

Yesterday an elite group of our peers was transported to Glen Cove, NY for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)