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.

Launching of FRIDA AWARD 2011 21 July 2011

The FRIDA/IGF2011 award is supported by the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry (LACNIC), the International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the Internet Society (ISOC). This award seeks to recognize those projects and initiatives that contribute significantly   &nb...

Internet and social media a tool of the affluent 20 July 2011

According a recent report from the University of California, the internet, and social media in particular, is dominated by the rich and educated. So who are these monocled media masters? These bourgeois bloggers?

Between four walls: sweeping sexual abuse under the carpet
Between four walls: sweeping sexual abuse under the carpet 13 July 2011 Nighat Dad

The first time she was sexually abused, she was 14 years old. She broke into tears while telling me her story. I met this girl at the “Take Back The Tech” event, in Peshawar, where she came to me after my session on sexual harassment and cyber legislation.

Pakistan blocks sex, drugs AND rock and roll
Pakistan blocks sex, drugs AND rock and roll 11 July 2011 grady

Thanks to an anonymous source in Pakistan, this blogger author has learned of the country’s determined efforts to win an Orwell award.

Google takes on sex (workers)
Google takes on sex (workers) 11 July 2011 APC

Google, Lord of the internet, has been the centre of some controversy of late. Well, of always. But I digress. The internet hegemon recently removed “Turn off the Blue Light” from AdWords, claiming the site represented an egregious violation of its terms of service.

Show your support for internet rights
Show your support for internet rights 11 July 2011 grady

APC is calling on governments to follow up on their recent commitments to freedom of expression.

European Court of Human Rights: Case law
European Court of Human Rights: Case law 08 July 2011 AL

The European Court of Human Rights publishes factsheets on its case law, organized by theme. Each case has a short introduction and is linked to the decision.

Malaysian pro-democracy group faces threats of violence and sexual abuse - appeal for help
Malaysian pro-democracy group faces threats of violence and sexual abuse - appeal for help 08 July 2011 Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan

SUPPORT BERSIH IN IT’S MOMENT OF NEED I would like to thank all Bersih supporters for your kind outpouring of support thus far.