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.

100-Dollar Laptop: UN Secretary General’s Office shouldn’t be used for exploiting the poor 22 May 2006 APC

My eyes were stuck to the news that the UN Secretary General Mr. Kofi Annan, while launching a 100-Dollar Laptop, on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, Tunisia, said “the invention is an impressive technical achievement.

Future of the internet [in Pakistan] 20 May 2006 APC

Here are my predictions about the Future of the Internet in Pakistan in particular. What you thing about this in your part of the world.

Womenspace in Korean cyberspace
Womenspace in Korean cyberspace 18 May 2006 APC

From Dalgun in South Korea, we get access to links to Korean feminism websites. From a feminism portal site, to an English-language site, and ones that give you access to community radio and webrings of feminist bloggers… there’s quite some diversity coming out here. Watch this space.

South Korea, where IPR fights A2K
South Korea, where IPR fights A2K 18 May 2006 APC

South Korea is seeing some conflicts between IPR and access to knowledge (or, A2K). Over-protection of IPR may hamper access to knowledge. It is unfair to use the copyright law to prevent the public use of digital libraries.

India...so vibrant and interesting. and hot!
India...so vibrant and interesting. and hot! 18 May 2006 APC

Reporting about the heat and dust of India, a GEM workshop, the Taj Mahal… and some links to colourful photos of the place too.

BBC's documentary... and software freedom
BBC's documentary... and software freedom 18 May 2006 APC

Is Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FOSS) a make-do product for those who can’t afford better? Is it something suited for the ‘developing’ world alone? No, says Fouad Riaz Bajwa, a Pakistani FOSS advocate known as the “FOSS mullah” for his passionate commitment t...

Alaa - blog from the prison
Alaa - blog from the prison 11 May 2006 APC

Our colleague, Alaa Abdel El Fatah, is spending his fourth night in an

GEM and a Road Trip in the Indian Heat
GEM and a Road Trip in the Indian Heat 10 May 2006 APC

APC Women’s Programme Coordinator, Chat Garcia Ramilo combines a gender workshop with a road trip in the Indian summer and gets a hot dose of Indian culture.

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