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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.