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.

Imagining a principle for a feminist internet focusing on environmental justice 12 May 2021 Jes Ciacci for GenderIT.org

"A feminist internet respects life in all shapes and colours. It is not a consumer." As part of the GISWatch 2020 report, Jes Ciacci brings together the background and basis for a feminist internet principle in relation to the environment.

Five amazing ways e-waste has been used for art 12 May 2021 Computer Aid

E-waste is a growing problem, and finding uses for redundant ICT equipment has been on the minds of sustainability experts for years. However, it turns out it's also been on the minds of some artists!

CIPESA: Why data rights are central to protection of online freedom
CIPESA: Why data rights are central to protection of online freedom 12 May 2021 CIPESA

In an increasingly digitised world, safeguarding data rights has become central to protecting individuals’ rights to access and share information, express themselves, and associate using the internet and related platforms.

Seeding change: EMPOWER Malaysia on staging a women’s film festival and tackling gender discrimination
Seeding change: EMPOWER Malaysia on staging a women’s film festival and tackling gender discrimination 11 May 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? In this column we’re highlighting stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. EMPOWER Malaysia has been contributing to women’s rights and gender equality through on-the-ground initiatives aimed at develo...

Seeding change: One World Platform on support and safety for women and LGBTIQ communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Seeding change: One World Platform on support and safety for women and LGBTIQ communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina 04 May 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? Today, let's see how One World Platform works on supporting women and LGBTIQ communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Inside the Digital Society: "Consuming" creative culture in the digital society
Inside the Digital Society: "Consuming" creative culture in the digital society 04 May 2021 David Souter

Last week I wrote about what digitalisation may be doing to creativity.  This week, a look at what it may already have done to the way that we ‘consume’ creative culture.

South Korea: Censorship of telemedical services as a form of denying abortion access
South Korea: Censorship of telemedical services as a form of denying abortion access 30 April 2021 Erin Hassard for GenderIT.org

When countries invoke peripheral laws such as pharmaceutical violations or conscientious objection clauses as justification for blocking, restricting, or limiting abortion access, they are invariably creating additional barriers, not upholding legal integrity.

One year in: COVID-19 deepening Africa's democratic regression
One year in: COVID-19 deepening Africa's democratic regression 30 April 2021 CIPESA

In September 2020, our research on the State of Internet Freedom in Africa established that the ultimate effect of the measures instituted in fighting COVID-19 was that they had deepened the democracy deficit in several African countries.

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