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: Lessons from little laptops 17 November 2020 David Souter

How do we get to the ‘people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society’ promised at the World Summit in 2003? What lessons can we learn from the experience of One Laptop Per Child?

Webcomic: The internet's footprint (Part 3) 16 November 2020 Nadège for GenderIT.org

In the third part of the webcomic "The Internet's Footprint", Nadège tells us how greenwashing hides the complex intersections between technologies, territory and capitalism, as well as highlighting the resistance and self-determination of local communities.

Feminists are building their own technology to organise, but where are funders?
Feminists are building their own technology to organise, but where are funders? 16 November 2020 Ledys Sanjuan Mejia for GenderIT.org

Feminist activists have played an important role in pointing out how the internet rights of those who are marginalised on account of gender, sexuality and gender expression are particularly precarious. But where is the funding for feminist work on technology and infrastructure?

Strengthening community resilience and sustenance through digital intervention
Strengthening community resilience and sustenance through digital intervention 03 November 2020 Digital Empowerment Foundation

Shivkumari, an Internet Saathi from Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, is currently producing 300 masks per day and supplying them to the local hospitals. At the time of writing, she had received an order for 16,000 masks from a government hospital, out of which she has delivered 2,500.

Inside the Digital Society: The IGF, but not as we know it
Inside the Digital Society: The IGF, but not as we know it 03 November 2020 David Souter

The global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) begins its fifteenth outing this week – but it’s an IGF the like we haven’t previously seen. Thanks to COVID-19, it’s online and it’s spread over two weeks.

Silencing the media won’t stop the Thailand protests
Silencing the media won’t stop the Thailand protests 27 October 2020 Sek Sophal for EngageMedia

Sweeping to power by the military coup in May 2014, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is known for not being friendly to any independent media. As the protests against his government keep growing across the country,  the decision to ban the four independent media houses is nothing but an...

Privacy in the time of a pandemic: How is your data doing?
Privacy in the time of a pandemic: How is your data doing? 22 October 2020 Chenai Chair for GenderIT.org

This first piece in a three-part series using a feminist data justice perspective to understand artificial intelligence, privacy and data protection in South Africa looks at data and the right to privacy focusing on the current health pandemic.

Efficient tabbed browsing for increased productivity
Efficient tabbed browsing for increased productivity 22 October 2020 Vassilis Chryssos

When working online, we need any help we can get to obtain a little boost in productivity and take a step further in understanding the profound change of the working landscape in the digital era. This guide for efficient tabbed browsing will show you how to stay on top of these challenges.

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