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.

"Not ready to wait": Freedom of expression and religion 01 November 2016

Freedom of expression is often stifled by the fear of repercussion, particularly on a subject as polarising as religion. The internet is considered by many to be the last bastion of freedom, and social media has given people a universal platform to express themselves in ways never imagined before...

Blackout! Kashmir and network shutdowns 01 November 2016

Since July 2016, Kashmir has seen one of the longest, largest and most unified movements against human rights violations by the military, along with demands for demilitarisation and autonomy for the region.    

The missing link: Stories on the struggles for internet freedoms in Southeast Asia
The missing link: Stories on the struggles for internet freedoms in Southeast Asia 01 November 2016 Serene Lim (EMPOWER Malaysia)

ASEAN’s largest gathering of civil society. Timor-Leste, August 2016In an effort to broaden the discussion on internet rights and freedoms, along with three other Malaysian activists, I flew to Dili, Timor-Leste in August 2016 to participate in the 11th ASEAN People’s Forum (APF).    

Inside the Information Society: Governing the grown-up Internet
Inside the Information Society: Governing the grown-up Internet 31 October 2016 David Souter

In last week’s post, I offered my framework for the history of the Internet.

Violence against women online stifles freedom of expression
Violence against women online stifles freedom of expression 31 October 2016 Prudence Nyamishana

The right to freely express oneself is a fundamental right.

"AfriSIG is fulfilling a major need": Gbenga Sesan of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
"AfriSIG is fulfilling a major need": Gbenga Sesan of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria 31 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

Gbenga Sesan, executive director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, joined this year’s African School on Internet Governance as a member of the faculty team, and highlighted the contribution it is making to capacity building on internet governance in the region.    

Interview with Chenai Chair: Perspectives of a graduate and coach
Interview with Chenai Chair: Perspectives of a graduate and coach 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

Chenai Chair, researcher and communications/evaluations officer at Research ICT Africa, was an AfriSIG participant and graduate of the 2015 edition. This year, however, she became a member of the faculty, and did a spectacular job as team coach, assisting Avri Doria in the practicum ses...

"AfriSIG has been improving every year": Interview with Dr Mawaki Chango
"AfriSIG has been improving every year": Interview with Dr Mawaki Chango 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

Dr Mawaki Chango is the Founder & Managing Director of DigiLexis Consulting.