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.

Opening plenary: Energy, song and feminist rituals to ward off evil 27 September 2016 Flavia Fascendini

“We don’t like prisons but we don’t fear them.” – Yara Sallam, Egypt The 13th AWID International Forum began on Thursday with an opening plenary to the tune of Bahian music, song and dance to honor Oxum, orisha of Brazilian hospitality, followed by inspiring presentations an...

The gender binary: Thank you! 26 September 2016 Nadika

Pencil drawing by Living Smile Vidya, theatre actress and activist based in Chennai.This is a thank you note. It is also a statement of purpose. Let’s start, not in media res, but at the beginning. I have been “online” – in as many senses of the word as is possible – since 1...

Inside the Information Society: Can privacy survive in the digital age?
Inside the Information Society: Can privacy survive in the digital age? 26 September 2016 David Souter

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue about the Information Society.This week’s blog is about how the possibility of privacy is changing in the digital age.    

Joining the dots: Gender, ICTs and climate change (1)
Joining the dots: Gender, ICTs and climate change (1) 19 September 2016 Sonia Randhawa for GenderIT.org

The climate crisis: Why women and women’s movements need to be up front As I write this in mid-August 2016, Iranians are struggling to deal with temperatures reaching 60 degrees Celsius, while across the Middle East temperatures are reaching the point where scientists are saying climate cha...

See it, film it, change it: Training and supporting people using video for human rights
See it, film it, change it: Training and supporting people using video for human rights 17 September 2016 Flavia Fascendini

_“In this age, when the mass media rest in fewer and fewer hands, we must have strong, vital, independent voices if we ever want to hear all the stories or seek justice.

Inside the Information Society: Where is our relationship with mobiles going?
Inside the Information Society: Where is our relationship with mobiles going? 15 September 2016 David Souter

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about our changing relationship with mobile phones. The way people use mobiles and other ICT devices is the most dramatic change in life and lifesty...

Inside the Information Society: Building capacities... or building capabilities?
Inside the Information Society: Building capacities... or building capabilities? 12 September 2016 David Souter

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about building skills or capabilities for the digital age.