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.

Flash mob Korean style 28 June 2012

In Seoul for the Asia Europe Foundation’s Informal Meeting on Human Rights, looking at human rights and ICTs, I made a few extra-curricular stops – it was hard not to, when just outside our hotel is an ongoing protest about labour rights… Read more on GenderIT.org

Two GEM trainers improve their knowledge and skills online 26 June 2012

Derlly and Aura are two trainers who were members of the GEM team in Cali, Colombia, during the field work to adapt GEM for telecentres that took place in late 2008 and early 2009.

Nancy Hafkin interviewed by APC
Nancy Hafkin interviewed by APC 18 June 2012 Agustina Fazio

Nancy Hafkin was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame on April 25, after 33 years promoting networks and the internet in Africa.

A rights-based approach to alternative media
A rights-based approach to alternative media 18 June 2012 Shawna

The need to move towards a rights-based approach to local and alternative media was a major theme at the second World Forum of Free Media, which took place June 16th and 17th, in parallel to the Rio+20 UN summit on sustainable development.

Information Society Innovation Fund Program Accepting Applications for 2012
Information Society Innovation Fund Program Accepting Applications for 2012 22 May 2012 Sylvia Cadena

The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) is a grants and awards program that aims to stimulate creative solutions to ICT needs in the Asia Pacific region. 2012 ISIF program ————————- This year, there are four new categories for ISIF projects.

Funding opportunity for internet freedom programs
Funding opportunity for internet freedom programs 17 May 2012 Emilar Vushe

DRL and NEA invite organizations to submit statements of interest outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects that will foster freedom of expression and the free flow of information on the Internet and other connection technologies in East Asia, including China; the Near East, incl...

Human Rights In India
Human Rights In India 09 May 2012 APC

Human rights protection in Indian cyberspace is an ignored world.

Bangladesh Consultation on  7th IGF, WSIS+10 & Broadband Targets for 2015 of Broadband Commission
Bangladesh Consultation on 7th IGF, WSIS+10 & Broadband Targets for 2015 of Broadband Commission 09 May 2012 APC

A Multi-Stakeholders ‘Consultation on 7th Internet Governance Forum(IGF) , World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2012 (WSIS+10) & Broadband Commission for Digital Development’s broad Band action plan was organized at Conference Room of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulato...