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.

Inside the Digital Society: Digital accountability 06 July 2021 David Souter

Look back at the early days of digital enthusiasm, and you’ll find many assumptions. “Good things” (or opportunities) were often emphasised in digital literature back then; less good things (or risks) less so.

Seeding change: Colnodo supports the operation of community networks in Colombia while learning together 30 June 2021 APCNews

In this column we're highlighting stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. Colnodo made meaningful contributions to the community networks movement by supporting three such initiatives in Colombia while strengthening its own strategy.

Creating and caring for feminist digital archives in Africa
Creating and caring for feminist digital archives in Africa 24 June 2021 Gorata Chengeta for GenderIT.org

This article explores the labour and determination that go into preserving African women’s history, reclaiming online spaces and, more importantly, ensuring that these stories remain accessible and continue to grow for the future generations to come.

Seeding Change: Media Matters for Democracy on media building and fighting harassment of women journalists in Pakistan
Seeding Change: Media Matters for Democracy on media building and fighting harassment of women journalists in Pakistan 23 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? In Pakistan, Media Matters for Democracy has been working on media building, fighting censorship and defending women journalists in an increasingly regressive context.

Inside the Digital Society: The changing culture of childhood
Inside the Digital Society: The changing culture of childhood 22 June 2021 David Souter

This week, we'll focus on the way that children’s experience of culture’s changed over the generations, with some questions about what that means. And some nostalgia.

Digital rights defenders share insights on the future of the internet and its governance in South Asia
Digital rights defenders share insights on the future of the internet and its governance in South Asia 17 June 2021 APCNews

Last year, APC organised the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop. We are preparing a new chapter of this workshop, and we invite you to relive last year’s event through participants' shared vision for digital rights in South Asia.

Seeding change: CITAD advocates for inclusive education and access to information in Nigeria
Seeding change: CITAD advocates for inclusive education and access to information in Nigeria 16 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? For CITAD, this has manifested in the development of numerous projects aimed at bridging digital divides and empowering local communities in Nigeria.

Inside the digital society: Digital divide or digital continuum?
Inside the digital society: Digital divide or digital continuum? 15 June 2021 David Souter

I’ve never really liked the term ‘the digital divide’. Alliteration’s easy. It gains attention to an issue, which is good, but it also oversimplifies.

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