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.

Bad Science - Exaggerated claims of child exploitation online 07 April 2011

An independent study commissioned by the Women’s Funding Network has garnered a lot of attention in recent weeks. The study, which tracks sex trafficking in online classifieds, claims that incidences of child prostitution have risen in some states by as much as 67.4% in a matter of months.

Philippines' young survivors of violence create digital stories, to break silences and begin to heal 06 April 2011

WeDpro Inc., a feminist non-profit collective in the Philippines that works for the promotion and protection of human rights of women, youth and communities, has released to the public digital stories created by young survivors of violence through its MDG3 Fund project.

Indian government censors erotic web comic
Indian government censors erotic web comic 04 April 2011 grady

In March 2011, the Indian government blocked Savita Bhabhi, an immensely popular soft-core web comic, sparking popular outcry.

Internet Rights and Principles Coalition publishes its Internet Bill of Rights
Internet Rights and Principles Coalition publishes its Internet Bill of Rights 01 April 2011 grady

The Internet Rights and Principles Coalition officially published its Internet Bill of Rights on March 31st as part of their second expert meeting in Sweden.

Stop Motion Project releases final videos on VAW
Stop Motion Project releases final videos on VAW 28 March 2011 kat

Stop Motion Project, an MDG3 Fund small grant winner in Malaysia, released its final two videos on violence against women (VAW) this month in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

Phnom Penh Post: Radio helps tackle violence against women in villages
Phnom Penh Post: Radio helps tackle violence against women in villages 23 March 2011 kat

APC member Open Institute in Cambodia got media coverage in the Phnom Penh Post newspaper this month about its campaign using information and communication technologies to stop violence against women in the country.

US media needs to step up to prevent violence against women
US media needs to step up to prevent violence against women 21 March 2011 kat

In November 2010, an 11-year-old girl was gang-raped by approximately 18 men and juveniles in a small east Texas town. Some of the men and teenagers video-recorded the rapes on their cell phones and sent the videos around to their friends.

NASA holds open source summit
NASA holds open source summit 14 March 2011 grady

NASA, best known as the guys who invented Velcro, will be holding an Open Source Summit on March 29-30, bringing together researchers and experts in the field of open source “to discuss the challenges with the existing open source policy framework, and propose modifications that would make ...