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.

On holding half the sky: New GenderIT.org edition shares stories of resilience from the Horn of Africa 24 January 2023 Various contributors for GenderIT.org

The editors co-created this edition as a reflection of the ever-dynamic and actively resilient mosaic they know to be embodied in each daughter of the Horn. In the questions they ask, they find the answer always rooted in their untold histories, experiences and everyday realities.

Inside the Digital Society: Whither digital governance? 18 January 2023 David Souter

The UN Secretary-General’s proposal for a Global Digital Compact responds to the evolution of the digital environment since WSIS. Our columnist offers some thoughts on the Compact's value, challenges and how to improve its chances of better outcomes.

Irony, feasting and fasting at the Internet Governance Forum
Irony, feasting and fasting at the Internet Governance Forum 17 January 2023 Y. Z. Yau

The annual Internet Governance Forum's beauty of being non-hierarchical is also its weakness, and the author from APC network member CITAD gives his impressions and analysis of what worked and what could have been better at the latest edition held recently in Ethiopia.

A coy-tale: Queer cyber intimacy and the surveilled subject
A coy-tale: Queer cyber intimacy and the surveilled subject 19 December 2022 Lara Mansour for GenderIT.org

This personal essay by Lara Mansour narrates the experience of being gay in a conservative country like Egypt, and the anxieties of a first-ever digital sexual encounter.

Seeding change in 2022: Reflections on a year of resilience in the APC network
Seeding change in 2022: Reflections on a year of resilience in the APC network 17 December 2022 APCNews

Throughout 2022, APC members have worked hard to seed change that is impactful and sustainable. This year we connected with 11 members to explore in-depth stories of their diverse and inspiring projects, undertaken with the support of APC subgrants.

Access denied: Gender digital divide as a form of violence in South and Southeast Asia
Access denied: Gender digital divide as a form of violence in South and Southeast Asia 16 December 2022 Various contributors for GenderIT.org

This new GenderIT.org edition collects stories of women and LGBTIQA+ individuals and communities from South and Southeast Asia discussing the impact of the gender digital divide and how they respond to the challenges and barriers.

Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "We build an advocacy agenda that crosses continents"
Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "We build an advocacy agenda that crosses continents" 16 December 2022

The seventh installment of the GISWatch 15 year celebration series contains reflections of researchers around the globe who have contributed to the report year after year, including the latest edition, GISWatch 2021-2022: Digital futures for a post-pandemic world.

New GenderIT.org edition: Trans perspectives on technology and politics from Latin America
New GenderIT.org edition: Trans perspectives on technology and politics from Latin America 12 December 2022 Various contributors for GenderIT.org

This edition encompasses the fused multiverses coexisting among trans populations across the Latin American global South. From visual arts to political science, it maps and highlights best practices engaging with technology as a tool for political emancipation, autonomy and self-determination.

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