APC Talk

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

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 17 July 2016

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog comments on the future of the IGF following last week’s UN retreat, in continuation to last week’s post.

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)    

Inside the Information Society: Three challenges for the Internet Governance Forum
Inside the Information Society: Three challenges for the Internet Governance Forum 07 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 the challenges for the future of the Internet Governance Forum.    

Inside the Information Society: Connecting ICTs to economic, social and cultural rights
Inside the Information Society: Connecting ICTs to economic, social and cultural rights 01 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 the impact of ICTs and the Internet on economic, social and cultural rights.

Inside the Information Society: Putting ICTs to rights
Inside the Information Society: Putting ICTs to rights 24 June 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 human rights and how they have been affected by ICTs and the Internet.    

States must go beyond ensuring basic access... to empower citizens
States must go beyond ensuring basic access... to empower citizens 16 June 2016 Alan Finlay

Access to information is a fundamental right that needs to be realised in support of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) – whether it’s information on life skills, social security grants, science and culture, or access to legal or educational resources. Access to information is...