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.

Spanish Radio Academy to propose to the UNESCO the founding of a "World Radio Day" within the International Days UN calendar. 07 June 2011

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), since its inception, has been advocating with the government and with other organizations for the promotion of Community Radio to address critical social issues at community level, such as poverty and social exclusion, empowerment of ma...

The great firewall of China - internet censorhip in China 07 June 2011

The Great Firewall is the unofficial name of the system censoring the internet in China. It’s famous for blocking access to some of the world’s most widely used websites, such as Facebook and Twitter. The full extent of the censorship is much larger, constantly changing and not fully known.

APC successfully hosts event on freedom of expression -- sandwiches were delicious.
APC successfully hosts event on freedom of expression -- sandwiches were delicious. 03 June 2011 grady

To the best of my knowledge there were no casualties. Today APC hosted its event at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session. The event, which focused on freedom of expression on the internet, featured speakers from across the world — including special guest Frank La Rue, the UN Speci...

Follow our internet rights event on Twitter and join the conversation!
Follow our internet rights event on Twitter and join the conversation! 02 June 2011 AL

We’re hosting a human rights and interent event at the Human Rights Council on June 3rd. We would love to see you all there, since remote participation will be available. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter and take part in the debate.

Mahyoro Rural Information Centre (MARIC) explores the use of ICTs to liberate Kamwenge women and girls from the global scourge o
Mahyoro Rural Information Centre (MARIC) explores the use of ICTs to liberate Kamwenge women and girls from the global scourge o 01 June 2011 Byamaka Allan, Coordinator, Mahyoro Rural Information Centre (MARIC)

Tackling a recurring challenge of our times, this spans all geographic borders across the globe.

Strategic use of ICTs breaks the silence on violence against women and girls in Busia District.
Strategic use of ICTs breaks the silence on violence against women and girls in Busia District. 01 June 2011 Judith Nafula, Project Officer Campaign against VAW through strategic use of ICTs Project, Busia District

Like in many communities of Uganda wife battering, marital rape, denial of love, defilement, grabbing of widows properties, early and forced marriage, forced prostitution, defilement, sexual harassment, widow inheritance and other forms of violence against women (VAW) seem to be normal practice...

U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls Upon States to Protect Anonymous Speakers Online
U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls Upon States to Protect Anonymous Speakers Online 01 June 2011 Katitza Rodriguez

On June 3, EFF will begin live coverage of a critical discussion about online freedom of expression held by the 47 member states of the U.N Human Rights Council during its seventeenth session in Geneva.

This means war?
This means war? 01 June 2011 grady

The Pentagon announced recently in its first formal cyber strategy that cyber attacks constitute an act of war — and could merit a traditional military response. Never mind the problem of attributing cyber attacks to a single, definitive source; even if the perpetrators can be traced to a s...