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.

This podcast series tackles critical digital issues in the Asia-Pacific 19 February 2024 Jen Tarnate and Katerina Francisco

The Pretty Good Podcast Live, produced with APC support, raises awareness of critical digital issues in the Asia-Pacific such as digital security, open technology, internet freedom, data privacy and more. These stories reflect the resilience and innovation in the region’s digital ...

How is your digital well-being? 16 February 2024 Nat Sumon

We all see the the impact of our digital usage but don’t often think about our digital well-being. An innovative Thai project developed workshops for women and LBQ activists on coping better with digital technology and activism, and suggested a new paradigm of using digital tools ...

Inside the Digital Society: Notes on a Scandal
Inside the Digital Society: Notes on a Scandal 15 February 2024 David Souter

The British Post Office scandal was a failure of both technology and human systems. The software didn’t work, but too many people thought that whatever the computer said had to be right. This has several lessons for us about trust in computer and AI systems as well as the need for stro...

The challenges of digital inclusion in Africa and the innovations we need
The challenges of digital inclusion in Africa and the innovations we need 18 January 2024 Onyekachi Okoro Emmanuel

Following their participation at the 2023 African Internet Governance Forum, the Media Awareness and Justice Initiative (MAJI) identified several key issues affecting digital inclusion, expansion and use across Africa as well as recommendations for the way forward.

The dream of connecting communities through collaboration and technology
The dream of connecting communities through collaboration and technology 15 January 2024 Daniel Mariano de Almeida

In the heart of an urban periphery, an inspiring initiative is developing: the construction of the community network, Novo Futuro. Its objective is to bring quality educational content to local residents who face structural obstacles. Find out more about their journey. 

2023 rewind: Challenges fuelled resilience – is change on the horizon?
2023 rewind: Challenges fuelled resilience – is change on the horizon? 15 December 2023 Hija Kamran for GenderIT.org

In this recap of the past year on GenderIT.org, editor Hija Kamran reminds us that "there’s still hope as long as there are people pushing back against authoritarian and draconian violence, fighting for justice, and demanding and standing up for human rights for all."

Seeding change in 2023: Trailblazing community impacts of the APC network
Seeding change in 2023: Trailblazing community impacts of the APC network 14 December 2023 Maja Romano

In these eight in-depth stories of projects undertaken with the support of APC subgrants, we present some highlights and achievements by APC members and partners in 2023.

Inside the Digital Society: Digital democracy?
Inside the Digital Society: Digital democracy? 14 December 2023 David Souter

More than 60 countries will hold some sort of elections in 2024 and our columnist examines how digital transformation could affect democratic processes and how we might respond. 

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