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.

Connected to care: Coronavirus and women's challenges in community networks 25 November 2020 Lia Aroeira for GenderIT.org

GenderIT.org and APC's local access networks (LocNet) project team invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. This is one of the stories shared about acts of care in communication technologies during the pandemic.

Day 2 of the Internet Rules workshop: Navigating issues around meaningful access and the right to privacy 25 November 2020 APC News

With the first day centred around an introduction to basic legal concepts and the ICT law ecosystem, Day 2 of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop took on more complex issues of meaningful access to the internet and the many facets of privacy.

Rambles of everyday resistance
Rambles of everyday resistance 24 November 2020 Selam Mussie for GenderIT.org

A beautiful essay that explores how to navigate the complexities of sexuality and personhood for Ethiopians, and how the traditional form known as qene or wax-and-gold is the perfect metaphor for negotiating and living dual realities.

Day 1 of the Internet Rules workshop: Young digital rights defenders in South Asia come together to learn about internet governance through ICT laws
Day 1 of the Internet Rules workshop: Young digital rights defenders in South Asia come together to learn about internet governance through ICT laws 24 November 2020 APCNews

The Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop kicked off on 23 November online, with 26 young digital rights defenders from all over South Asia coming together to learn about internet governance, jurisprudence related to the internet, digital laws, and related concepts.

Community Networks Stories: A digital communications system geared to the needs and local context of remote communities in the Amazon
Community Networks Stories: A digital communications system geared to the needs and local context of remote communities in the Amazon 17 November 2020 Isabel Harari for Instituto Socioambiental (ISA)

Instituto Socioambiental (ISA) and the Brazilian Association of Digital Radio (ABRADIG) worked together with local and indigenous communities in Extractive Reserves in Pará, Brazil to co-create an appropriate digital two-way communication system through high frequency or HF radio.

Bárbara Paes on Black feminist cyberactivists in Brazil and the neoliberalism of "women in tech"
Bárbara Paes on Black feminist cyberactivists in Brazil and the neoliberalism of "women in tech" 17 November 2020 Ani Phoebe Hao for GenderIT.org

Ani Hao interviews Bárbara Paes, a young Brazilian feminist, co-founder of Minas Programam. In this conversation they delve into Black feminist activism in Brazil, feminism funding and the co-optation of gender issues in technology spaces.

Inside the Digital Society: Lessons from little laptops
Inside the Digital Society: Lessons from little laptops 17 November 2020 David Souter

How do we get to the ‘people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society’ promised at the World Summit in 2003? What lessons can we learn from the experience of One Laptop Per Child?

Webcomic: The internet's footprint (Part 3)
Webcomic: The internet's footprint (Part 3) 16 November 2020 Nadège for GenderIT.org

In the third part of the webcomic "The Internet's Footprint", Nadège tells us how greenwashing hides the complex intersections between technologies, territory and capitalism, as well as highlighting the resistance and self-determination of local communities.

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