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.

Silencing the media won’t stop the Thailand protests 27 October 2020 Sek Sophal for EngageMedia

Sweeping to power by the military coup in May 2014, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is known for not being friendly to any independent media. As the protests against his government keep growing across the country,  the decision to ban the four independent media houses is nothing but an...

Privacy in the time of a pandemic: How is your data doing? 22 October 2020 Chenai Chair for GenderIT.org

This first piece in a three-part series using a feminist data justice perspective to understand artificial intelligence, privacy and data protection in South Africa looks at data and the right to privacy focusing on the current health pandemic.

Efficient tabbed browsing for increased productivity
Efficient tabbed browsing for increased productivity 22 October 2020 Vassilis Chryssos

When working online, we need any help we can get to obtain a little boost in productivity and take a step further in understanding the profound change of the working landscape in the digital era. This guide for efficient tabbed browsing will show you how to stay on top of these challenges.

Inside the Digital Society: Lessons from a national Internet Governance Forum
Inside the Digital Society: Lessons from a national Internet Governance Forum 20 October 2020 David Souter

Some thoughts on what could, should and might happen to the Internet Governance Forum.

Tanzania tramples digital rights in fight against COVID-19 as elections loom
Tanzania tramples digital rights in fight against COVID-19 as elections loom 19 October 2020 CIPESA

Since the first case of COVID-19 was announced in Tanzania in March, the government has been in the spotlight for its handling of the pandemic. It has denied its severity, suspended media houses, and criminalised COVID-19 related speech through enactment and enforcement of repressive regulations.

Towards ending digital gender marginalisation
Towards ending digital gender marginalisation 19 October 2020 Y. Z. Yau for CITAD

A team of staff of CITAD went to Shara in the Sumaila local government area of Kano to conduct a COVID-19 sensitisation programme for teachers and students as well as parents of Shara Primary School, a community school that CITAD and the community established about four years ago.

Webcomic: The internet's footprint (Part 2)
Webcomic: The internet's footprint (Part 2) 19 October 2020 Nadège for GenderIT.org

Inhabiting the internet causes a huge footprint on land, nature and bodies, but we can learn how to create a more attentive and sensitive relationship with digital technologies. In the second part of this webcomic, we will discover some ways of caring that we can start to integrate in our lives.

Inside the Digital Society: The past and future of the internet
Inside the Digital Society: The past and future of the internet 06 October 2020 David Souter

“In the last quarter of a century the internet has changed the world. New digital technologies are accelerating change and will transform the future.” That’s received wisdom in the digital community – and business and politics as well.

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