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.

Body & Data: Privacy in the pandemic 28 March 2020 Body & Data

The coronavirus pandemic isn’t a purely medical issue, it entangles all aspects of human lives, including our privacy, protection and dignity.

Inside the Digital Society: Inequality, the internet and the corona crisis 23 March 2020 David Souter

In the current corona crisis, it’s important that we focus on the future as well as on the present. The digital will play a big part in recovery.  

What good can come out of the coronavirus?
What good can come out of the coronavirus? 21 March 2020 Jun-E Tan

"Covid-19 may be the biggest global crisis yet that many of us have ever faced, and I am not making light of the situation," says Jun-E Tan, the author of this piece. "We did not ask for destruction, but now that it is here, this may be an opportunity never seen before to build back better."

EngageMedia responding to COVID-19
EngageMedia responding to COVID-19 20 March 2020 Andrew Lowenthal from EngageMedia

We at EngageMedia have been busy ensuring the safety of our staff and affiliates in the countries we work in: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Australia. This has included closing our offices and shifting to a fully remote setup, which fortunately has mostly been our default&nb...

Inside the Digital Society: Going viral
Inside the Digital Society: Going viral 16 March 2020 David Souter

The priority at present isn’t digital, but like anything today the coronavirus crisis has implications that are so: how does the digital world impinge on the coronavirus?; how might the coronavirus affect the digital world?

"We would like to know how to use that... smartphone"
"We would like to know how to use that... smartphone" 09 March 2020 Lillian Achom for GenderIT.org

Access to the internet and ICTs can often be about creating and finding surprising opportunities and uses. If women are familiar with smartphones and able to use them, then this is one way of ensuring that the next generation of girls are also able to access and adopt technology.

The internet of memory: Encouraging more women to find their “J” spot. The journey continues
The internet of memory: Encouraging more women to find their “J” spot. The journey continues 06 March 2020 Jennifer Radloff

On the 25th anniversary of the Beijing declaration, and to comemmorate International Women’s Day (IWD), we’re revisiting this article by Jennifer Radlof, APC’s Women Rights Programme capacity building lead. Join her in this 1999 journey from Huairou to New York, while encouraging more women...

Inside the Digital Society: The press, the internet and politics
Inside the Digital Society: The press, the internet and politics 02 March 2020 David Souter

Political information and communication ecosystems have been changing lately. In many countries, social media and other online sources have been displacing newspapers and broadcasting, especially among the young. David Souter shares some thoughts on the implications of this for press freedom and ...

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