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.

Carlos Afonso's speech at the IGF opening ceremony: "Let the internet flourish freely to the benefit of those who live at its edges, which are all of us" 07 November 2012

“Let the Internet flourish freely to the benefit of those who live at its edges, which are all of us,” said Carlos Afonso in his speech during the opening ceremony of this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan on 6 November 2012.

Multistakeholderism and Enhanced Cooperation: What's it all about? 07 November 2012

Multistakeholder participation and enhanced cooperation seems to be one of the major issue in this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Policing expression online: hate speech, internet culture and online security
Policing expression online: hate speech, internet culture and online security 03 November 2012 Shawna Finnegan

What are the consequences of blocking access to hateful content? What role do individual internet users play in perpetuating discrimination online? Although online hate speech has been a growing concern for many years, recent cases have demonstrated the complexity of this issue, and its impact on...

Project for Human Rights Education
Project for Human Rights Education 27 October 2012 APC

Last year, the German non-profit organizations /e-politik.de/ e.V. and edeos- digital education produced a short animated video clip which gives an overview about Human Rights(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbul3hxYGNU). Since the video did find a huge audience in the World Wide Web, we decided ...

UPR 14: Freedom of expression, online censorship and the review of Pakistan
UPR 14: Freedom of expression, online censorship and the review of Pakistan 24 October 2012 shawna

On Monday, October 22nd, the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) began the 14th session of its Working Group, reviewing the human rights situation in 14 countries, and reporting on the implementation of recommendations and pledges made in the fir

Papuan Voices: 9 award winning videos online
Papuan Voices: 9 award winning videos online 23 October 2012 APC

The Papuan Voices site is now live, and includes the nine selected short videos from West Papua, study guides, screening guides, and a media pack. Join the conversation, learn more about West Papua, post comments, and share your ideas!

ICTs: A THREAT TO GLOBAL HEALTH?
ICTs: A THREAT TO GLOBAL HEALTH? 12 October 2012 Alexandra Groome

In the past two decades, smart phones have dramatically reshaped the way that we socialize with friends and family, share information, conduct business, and entertain ourselves in our day to day lives. We are living in a society dominated by wireless devices, which is unprecedented in human hist...

Exciting award for innovative libraries promoting social inclusion
Exciting award for innovative libraries promoting social inclusion 02 October 2012 APC

EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is offering a new award – for library services using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to contribute to social inclusion in the community. The award, which includes a prize of US$1,500, is open to public and community librari...