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.

My eye opening experience at AfriSIG 2017 07 December 2017 Moipone Mhlekwa

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 2017 has been both an eye opener and learning curve. When coming here I had no idea of the kind of impact and paradigm shift this school would have on me. The experience has over-exceeded my expectations.

A learning experience from the 5th African School on Internet Governance 07 December 2017 Sheila Nsekanabo

What interested me the most in the process of learning was the term “Internet of Things”. This is becoming an increasingly growing topic as experienced in AfriSIG; and I have learned that it is a concept that not only has the potential to impact on how we live but also how we work.

From Limpopo to Sharm El Sheikh: A journey of initiation on internet governance
From Limpopo to Sharm El Sheikh: A journey of initiation on internet governance 07 December 2017 Phoshollo Phasha

I am a young woman who grew up in the rural areas of Limpopo in South Africa, where there is not much development done, internet is regarded as a luxury, and technology is not exposed. It has therefore been much of a privilege for me to be a participant at the African School on Internet Governance.

My initiation in the internet governance arena
My initiation in the internet governance arena 07 December 2017 Billy Ray

Attending the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) is my first experience in any event related to internet governance. This has given me the opportunity to interact with different stakeholders from all walks of life and I enjoyed it.

Cybersecurity: Should this even be a current issue for the average internet user in Africa?
Cybersecurity: Should this even be a current issue for the average internet user in Africa? 07 December 2017 Tawanda Maguze

My debut appearance at the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 2017 was certainly an eye opener in respect of a lot of very important issues related to internet governance, without doubt one of best spaces to start engaging with internet governance issues on continental level.

Has ASEAN turned a blind eye to human rights online?
Has ASEAN turned a blind eye to human rights online? 05 December 2017 EngageMedia

In line with this, EngageMedia and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), collaborated with EMPOWER Malaysia, Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), and Viet Tan to hold 'Tech, activism, human rights,' a roundtable discussion on the state of...

Multistakeholderism: An alien word to a regulator
Multistakeholderism: An alien word to a regulator 04 December 2017 Martha Kamukama

Multistakeholderism… what an alien word to a regulator! I walked into the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 2017 with this exact mindset. Working for a regulator gives you false confidence; that you call all the shots, that your decisions are final, that the operators you regulate...

Movement building is the technology for civic resistance
Movement building is the technology for civic resistance 01 December 2017 Sekoetlane Phamodi for Take Back the Tech!

"Our greatest quality, in the resistance,” she said, gently, to me on the front porch of her garden cottage in Kensington, having our morning coffee and smoke, “is our boundless capacity to imagine another world, in spite of how much patriarchal power works to grind us down.”