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.

Inside the Information Society: Are you ready for your implant? 25 September 2017

This week’s blog post concerns what might happen if the Internet of Things begins to get under your skin.

Inside the Information Society: The future of cybersecurity 18 September 2017

Last week I wrote about the need to shape our thinking on the Internet around its future rather than its past. This week I’m asking what that means for how we think about security.

Inside the Information Society: How should we re-think the Information Society?
Inside the Information Society: How should we re-think the Information Society? 11 September 2017 David Souter

It’s time for ‘Inside the Information Society’ to resume after its Northern-summer/Southern-winter break. There’s no shortage of issues. I’ll start this week by asking if/how we should rethink the Information Society?

Community networks at the Africa Internet Summit
Community networks at the Africa Internet Summit 05 September 2017 John Dada

Networking with educational institutions on community networking and advocacy efforts on TV White Space were our main interests when we accepted participating in the Africa Internet Summit, between 22 May and 2 June in Nairobi. My colleague from Fatsuam Foundation Yakubu Ezeki...

The internet of memory: “To hell with facts! We need stories!” 
The internet of memory: “To hell with facts! We need stories!”  03 August 2017 Jennifer Radloff

Digital storytelling puts the power of the technology in the hands of the storytellers, foregrounding the voices and experiences of the storytellers. Isn’t that at the core of our work as APC – to put the power of technology into the hands of people? Part of the strength of APC is that “we ...

Access and beyond: Gendered barriers to internet use
Access and beyond: Gendered barriers to internet use 17 July 2017 Chenai Chair

Connecting the next billion, is rightly so, an important issue in ensuring everyone has the choice to access the internet. Women, and in particular those with low levels of income and education, are more likely to be the unconnected. However, gaining access is one thing, but what are the challeng...

How women in the global South are reclaiming social media to promote body positivity
How women in the global South are reclaiming social media to promote body positivity 11 July 2017 Samukelisiwe Mabaso

In this column I am going to explore how women in the global South are reclaiming social media to promote body-positivity. For the purpose of this discussion, I have chosen to focus on social media accounts that show positive, realistic images of varied black and brown women.

CITAD makes case against digital marginalisation of women
CITAD makes case against digital marginalisation of women 06 July 2017 Etuka Sunday

Civil Society Organisation (NGO), under the auspices of Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) raised a voice against what it described as digital marginalization of women in Nigeria.