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.

Turning from Tumblr: Where is sex positivity on the internet going? 12 March 2019 Tiffany Kagure Mugo for GenderIT.org

The Tumblr porn ban reveals how laws in one country against sex trafficking can be used to police content online, which especially has an impact on queer, trans and other sexuality-related content. Here Tiffany Mugo talks about what that does to the discourse around sex positivity online.

Inside the Information Society: Measuring the impact of ICTs on sustainable development 11 March 2019 David Souter

If we’re worried about the volume of data that’s gathered about us every time we click a mouse or tap a smartscreen, surely there must be more than enough to tell us all we need to know about how the Information Society’s evolving. Not so, and especially not so when it comes to measuri...

Use of social media in Manipur: Women lag behind in technological advancement
Use of social media in Manipur: Women lag behind in technological advancement 28 February 2019 Ninglun Hanghal for GenderIT.org

In this article we explore what uses women make of the internet in urban and rural parts of Manipur, India. Is this use limited to social media? What about the generation gap, and the rampant spread of election propaganda?

The bigger picture: Assessing Zimbabwe’s internet blockade
The bigger picture: Assessing Zimbabwe’s internet blockade 22 February 2019 Koliwe Majama

Civil disobedience is a tool that some governments on the African continent are increasingly realising can be fuelled and sustained by the internet, and this has seen more governments impose an internet shutdown.

Conversations with campaigners: Looking back at 2018’s Take Back the Tech!
Conversations with campaigners: Looking back at 2018’s Take Back the Tech! 19 February 2019 APCNews

Each year, Take Back the Tech! brings together activists and organisations from around the world for 16 days to discuss, raise awareness and develop strategies to address the issue of online gender-based violence. We caught up with participants from four different regions about the 2018 campaign!...

What is a feminist approach to research and documentation of online gender-based violence?
What is a feminist approach to research and documentation of online gender-based violence? 19 February 2019 Seyi Akiwowo, executive director of Glitch, for Take Back the Tech!

As we embark on a new year of #metoo and other forms of powerful testimonial movements, the wisdom shared in January’s Take Back the Tech! webinar was an important learning opportunity and reminder of how we can contribute to collective wellbeing and care in our movement.

Localising the Feminist Principles of the Internet in the Philippines with the Foundation for Media Alternatives
Localising the Feminist Principles of the Internet in the Philippines with the Foundation for Media Alternatives 18 February 2019 Take Back the Tech!

For this year’s Take Back the Tech! campaign, Philippines-based APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) brought attention to the problem of online gender-based violence through highlighting local activists, workshops with university students, and a radio show.

Raising youth awareness and seeking support for “policies that favour a feminist internet”: Taking back the tech with CITAD
Raising youth awareness and seeking support for “policies that favour a feminist internet”: Taking back the tech with CITAD 18 February 2019 Take Back the Tech!

Nigeria-based Take Back the Tech! campaigner Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) organised a number of activities, both online and offline, including workshops for young women in secondary schools and radio and television segments on digital rights and risks.

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