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.

Bamako WSF march spells out Another Africa was possible 23 January 2006 APC

Traffic came to a stand still in Mali during the kick off of the Polycentric World Social Forum (WSF) as about 6000 people marched in Bamako’s Independence Statue through to the stadium called Stade Omini Sports Modibo Keita carrying banners with different solidarity messages saying Another Afr...

Bamako calls on people and movements to converge and fight 23 January 2006 APC

By Brenda Zulu The Bamako Polycentric World Social Forum organisation has been challenged on how to bring Africa out of its marginalisation and the Bamako event is offering the occasion to converge the fight.

About this blog
About this blog 20 January 2006 APC

The APC blog was started in November of 2005 for the World summit on the information society (WSIS) taking place in Tunis. The blog was an instant hit. It attracted a diversity of voices. The APC comms team decided to make the blog a permanent source of alternative news about ICTs and the interne...

Manipulation, corporate-style?
Manipulation, corporate-style? 09 December 2005 APC

Groklaw, the web site, created and edited by Pamela “PJ” Jones, begun as an experiment in applying Open Source principles to legal research, is reporting the manipulation in Austria of the process that led to the WSIS. Georg C. F. Greve of the Free Software Foundation Europe explai...

News and views... from the 'developing' world
News and views... from the 'developing' world 09 December 2005 APC

Keeping track of ICT issues in the so-called “developing world” can always be a challenge, simply because these issues hardly get discussed in the ‘information society’.Here’s one report CTO CEO Sees Bumpy Rides in Roadmap for Networking the Commonwealth for Developm...

Back-room lobbying, there's mail from Rice
Back-room lobbying, there's mail from Rice 09 December 2005 APC

November’s World Summit in Tunis was overshadowed by the global argument over internet governance. Its biggest controversy came with the proposition put forward by the EU a month earlier that there be a new inter-governmental body that oversee ICANN. The US government — which currentl...

From Sri Lanka, impatient with "pilots"...
From Sri Lanka, impatient with "pilots"... 07 December 2005 APC

Sri Lankan journalist Nalaka Gunawardene has this interestingly-argued piece Waiting for Pilots to Land in Tunis on the IslamOnline.net site, that has some blunt questions to ask around the question: “Are Pilot Projects Helping Development”.

Networking? Who? What? Why?
Networking? Who? What? Why? 06 December 2005 APC

Michael Gurstein has penned this interesting analysis Networking the Networked/Closing the Loop: Some Notes on WSIS II which is available on the

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