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.

Two public libraries win award for innovative health services 19 September 2012

Two public libraries have won the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) award for contribution to community health.

Upcoming online forum: "Using ICT to enable Agricultural Innovation Systems for smallholders" 13 September 2012

This is the fourth in a series of online discussions that stem from the launch of the World Bank’s ICT in Agriculture e-Sourcebook and the growing demand for knowledge on how to use ICT to improve agricultural productivity and raise smallholder incomes. ICT can expand communication, coopera...

Costa Rica: Cybercrime Law Threatens Internet Freedom
Costa Rica: Cybercrime Law Threatens Internet Freedom 12 September 2012 Frédéric Dubois

I recently interviewed Kemly Camacho of APC member Sula Batsu in Costa Rica on the new cybercrime law that was introduced in her country. The law is a fantastic challenge (in a negative way) to internet freedom. In fact, Costa Rica is probably making one of the most direct assaults on journalism ...

Digital Storytelling as a Feminist Practice
Digital Storytelling as a Feminist Practice 05 September 2012 Sigrid Kannengießer

Digital storytelling provides a powerful way of using information and communication technologies to empower marginalised women. Digital stories are produced and distributed by digital media.

GEM practitioners participate in research on technology and social change
GEM practitioners participate in research on technology and social change 29 August 2012 Dafne Sabanes Plou, APC WNSP

Two GEM practitioners participated in a research on internet access of local people using internet cafes and public kiosks in neighborhoods and popular sectors in Chile, Argentina and Peru.

APC consults on guidance to protect human rights in the ICT sector
APC consults on guidance to protect human rights in the ICT sector 23 July 2012 shawna

As part of its work with the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), APC’s Connect Your Rights! project participated in the consultation process for the development of EU ICT sector guidance on protecting fundamental rights and freedoms.

Internet rights, open spectrum and online security at the 2012 Allied Media Conference
Internet rights, open spectrum and online security at the 2012 Allied Media Conference 11 July 2012 Shawna Finnegan

Open Spectrum at AMC 2012 As governments and non-state actors find ways to restrict access to internet content and wireless connections to serve their own purposes, there is growing support for a human rights based approach to information and communication technology, and particularly the interne...

Copyright and the digital divide
Copyright and the digital divide 09 July 2012 Sonia Randhawa

It’s day two of the ‘Informal’ Asia Europe Foundation meeting on human rights and ICTs, and we’re split up into workshops to discuss recommendations that will go to the Foundation’s ministerial meeting in November: I’m in the workshop on digital divide.