APC Talk

The problem with “development” – linking infrastructure to content indicators 15 June 2016

Responding to reports by the special rapporteurs on migrants and extreme poverty at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, the government of Botswana had something interesting to say. It sai

Inside the Information Society: What the World Bank thinks about Digital Dividends 10 June 2016

David Souter comments each week on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog looks at questions raised by the World Bank’s recent World Development Report about the Digital Dividends derived from ICTs.

Inside the Information Society: Where are the ICTs in sustainable development?
Inside the Information Society: Where are the ICTs in sustainable development? 03 June 2016 David Souter

David Souter comments each week on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about the need for more recognition of ICTs in sustainable development.

An open internet versus social media shutdown
An open internet versus social media shutdown 23 May 2016 Gloria Kembabazi

On 12 May 2016 Uganda suffered another social media blockade. That day was also the presidential swearing-in ceremony. Of course it’s no coincidence that these events have collided on the same day. The ban was effected on the evening of Wednesday, the eve of the ceremony.

Inside the Information Society: Enhanced cooperation for enhanced cooperation?
Inside the Information Society: Enhanced cooperation for enhanced cooperation? 20 May 2016 David Souter

David Souter comments each week on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about the Internet governance arrangement known as “enhanced cooperation".    

Inside the Information Society: Introducing David Souter's weekly blog
Inside the Information Society: Introducing David Souter's weekly blog 13 May 2016 APC

David Souter will be writing a weekly blog for APC for the coming year, looking at different aspects of the information society, development and rights.  David is a longstanding associate of APC, and has worked for more than 20 years on the relationship between ICTs and public policy, partic...

Inside the Information Society: After WSIS – Looking back or looking forwards?
Inside the Information Society: After WSIS – Looking back or looking forwards? 13 May 2016 David Souter

David Souter comments each week on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. In his first blog, this week, he writes about the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) – what it achieved and where it should be going.    

Virtual reality pornography and tech-related violence against women: To boldly go have sex where no one has done it before!
Virtual reality pornography and tech-related violence against women: To boldly go have sex where no one has done it before! 25 April 2016 Bianca Baldo

Imagine a woman standing naked while a few dozen cameras take pictures of every inch of her body, including pictures of her sexual organs, her facial expressions and her sexual identity.