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.

The first Feminist Tech Exchange in Pakistan a pleasant surprise 11 June 2010

“I think that although I have always been an optimist, in many ways I am a cynic as well :) .

100th screening of "10 tactics for turning information into action" screened by Ugandan member WOUGNET 11 June 2010

The documentary 10 tactics for turning information into action, produced by Tactical Tech and launched in December 2009 has been screened, by NGOs, rights advocates and independent media, at over 100 events, reaching 5155 people. The 100th screening was held on June 1st in Kampala, Uganda, by WOU...

Mobile Services in a Wireless World: The CTA 2009 ICT Observatory Meeting
Mobile Services in a Wireless World: The CTA 2009 ICT Observatory Meeting 07 June 2010 Pete Cranston, Kevin Painting

The use of mobile phones currently dominates discussion among communities working with e-agriculture and ICTs for Development (ICT4D). Mobile telephony is a catalyst for social inclusion. It offers a wide range of services that support social networking and knowledge transfer.

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication@Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum - IGF , Hong Kong
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication@Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum - IGF , Hong Kong 06 June 2010 AHM Bazlur Rahman S21BR

AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR, Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication will join the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum – IGF (APrIGF) in Hong Kong on June 14-16 2010, which is being graciously, hosted by the Hong Kong. Head of the Bangladesh De...

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum- IGF in Hong Kong
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum- IGF in Hong Kong 06 June 2010 AHM Bazlur Rahman S21BR

AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR, Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication will join the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum – IGF (APrIGF) in Hong Kong on June 14-16 2010, which is being graciously, hosted by the Hong Kong. Head of the Bangladesh De...

Digital storytelling to fight violence against women - Pakistan
Digital storytelling to fight violence against women - Pakistan 01 June 2010 Shahzad Ahmad

From June 7 – 11, South Asian APC member Bytes for All will unite fellow APC members and women activists alike for a joint event, funded by the APC’s Member Exchange Fund. Representatives from several APC organisations will meet in Islamabad to attend a workshop on digital storytelling and l...

Uganda: Is technology a blessing or a curse?
Uganda: Is technology a blessing or a curse? 21 May 2010 Thea

This was just the question that was addressed at a recent seminar at the University of Makerere in Uganda conducted as part of the country’s participation in APC’s Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women initiative which is taking place in twelve countries on of which is Uga...

A different type of internet traffic - violence against women and the internet in Mexico
A different type of internet traffic - violence against women and the internet in Mexico 18 May 2010 Erika Smith

Tere said the first case was five years ago. A nine-year-old girl who via chat made friends with another girl, both of them crazy for Cowco stickers. One day they planned to meet after school to exchange stampitas. But her new cyber friend didn´t show up, rather she was met by the big brother....