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.

What does it take to build a climate and environmental justice movement in digital rights advocacy? 13 December 2023 Becky Kazansky, shawna finnegan and Alan Finlay

As advocacy for climate justice in technology governance grows, the authors reflect on the process for developing a theory of change and the emerging differences in where attention is needed, pressure points for change and appropriate language. 

Seeding change: Unpacking the liberatory impulse of technology through the gender perspective 06 December 2023 Maja Romano

Advocating for the protection and promotion of digital rights is a continuous challenge faced by civil society organisations. How do we come to establish equality as a baseline?

IGF 2023: My time at the APC booth
IGF 2023: My time at the APC booth 06 December 2023 Arsène Tungali

Arsène Tungali from DRC-based APC member organisation Rudi International shares highlights of his experience greeting visitors to the booth hosted by APC at the latest edition of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Inside the Digital Society: AI hopes and fears
Inside the Digital Society: AI hopes and fears 29 November 2023 David Souter

Our columnist wades into the polarising debates LLMs and AI have inspired this year about how they will change our lives for good and ill, and explores a question central to the international fora discussing the future of this technology.

Meta is silencing genocide
Meta is silencing genocide 24 November 2023 Hija Kamran for GenderIT.org

Meta claims that it respects people's freedom of expression, but has historically been intentionally silencing Palestinian voices and those standing for Palestine. So how do we hold it accountable?

Will Starlink help magnify global inequality?
Will Starlink help magnify global inequality? 21 November 2023 Steve Song

The two main direct-to-consumer LEO satellite constellations, Starlink and Project Kuiper, are funded by the second and third wealthiest persons on the planet and represent global capitalism's end game. In the second of his two-part series, the author explains how they may not be viable and a...

Starlink and inequality
Starlink and inequality 21 November 2023 Steve Song

Who can say no to a project that promises internet access for everyone? Starlink, a global Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation, has dominated the news with its service availability in several African countries. In the first of a two-part series, the author examines t...

Seeding change: Celebrating the Indigenous Cabécar women who hacked the white man's technology
Seeding change: Celebrating the Indigenous Cabécar women who hacked the white man's technology 16 November 2023 Débora Prado

Learn from an inspiring project carried out by Sulá Batsú in partnership with the Alto Pacuare Cabécares Women's Association in Costa Rica. Together, they mobilised technologies and communications to strengthen local women’s voices and agency, while reflecting ...

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