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.

GKP recalls commitment to bridge digital divide 21 July 2007

Last few years we are looking for the best info-tech for the benefits of rural people. Indeed still the technology is so expensive for them because we have no well off IT infrastructure and making technological services on vernacular language is also challenging task. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, for...

The Telecentre Knowledge Network Wiki 18 July 2007

The Telecentre Knowledge Network Wiki is a comprehensive reference source about the practice of building and sustaining telecentres. It is a central place for people to share what they know about telecentres and learn from the experiences of others.

Bloggers intimidated as wave of environmental protests hits Bulgaria
Bloggers intimidated as wave of environmental protests hits Bulgaria 17 July 2007 APC

The Bulgarian police has called in bloggers and pressured them to stop writing about the recent wave of environmental protests that has swept across the country in the recent weeks. While the issue is hot in Bulgaria and broadly covered by the Bulgarian press, I thought it would be important to s...

Green ICT: Recycling legislation finally enforced
Green ICT: Recycling legislation finally enforced 03 July 2007 APC

ZDNet UK reports today that "Legislation designed to put the financial burden for recycling old technology on suppliers and manufacturers rather than all tax payers has finally been fully introduced and enforced." And Tony Roberts, chief executive of APC-member Computer Aid International says "Th...

Discussion on the outcomes of WSIS - Bangladesh
Discussion on the outcomes of WSIS - Bangladesh 30 June 2007 APC

Our ICT sector is lagging behind for lack of proper nurturing and laxity of different governments brought about by paucity of adequate knowledge. The last elected government had declared the ICT industry as one of the thrust sectors in the country with many colourful slogans and speeches. Many IT...

BNNRC’s recommendations to ICT sector in the proposed budget of Bangladesh 2007-2008
BNNRC’s recommendations to ICT sector in the proposed budget of Bangladesh 2007-2008 17 June 2007 APC

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has recommended that there is no reflection of implementation of committed action plan by the Government of Bangladesh towards the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in the allocation ...

How can Web2.0 contribute to development?
How can Web2.0 contribute to development? 08 June 2007 APC

How can Web2.0 contribute to development? Share your thoughts on the Web2fordev blog! Come and join our discussions or contribute with posts to prepare the agenda of the Web2ForDev conference in Rome, this coming September.

Proprietary software an anomaly
Proprietary software an anomaly 07 June 2007 APC

Proprietary software is an anomaly in the market. This is according to Rishab Ayer Ghosh, a free software researcher at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, who was speaking at the Digital Freedom Expo in Cape Town on Friday. Proprietary software is an anomaly in the market. Read the ...