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.

Queer lust and internet orgasms 15 June 2021 Saldroite for GenderIT.org

In this piece, the author investigates how they witnessed alternative porn that in its core is feminist, queer and diverse on the internet.

Seeding change: Nodes that Bond women overcome access gaps at the Portal sem Porteiras community network in Brazil 09 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities’ lives? The feminist project Nodes that Bond has developed circles of women with an emphasis on technology at Portal sem Porteiras, a rural community network in Brazil.

Community Networks Stories: How Portal sem Porteiras is strengthening its nodes with true human connections among women in Brazil
Community Networks Stories: How Portal sem Porteiras is strengthening its nodes with true human connections among women in Brazil 09 June 2021 Portal sem Porteiras

The Portal sem Porteiras (PSP) community network is bridging gender inequalities within the world of technology in Brazil. Find out more about the impacts of the Nodes that Bond project in this beautiful story collectively created by PSP participants.

When our work doesn't fit metrics: For another way to count women on Wikipedia
When our work doesn't fit metrics: For another way to count women on Wikipedia 08 June 2021 Evelin Heidel - Scann for GenderIT.org

The Wikipedia gender gap has been well documented for a decade. But are women in the Wikimedia movement in the same situation as a few years ago? What has changed and what still needs to be done?

Seeding change: Nodo TAU supports environmental sustainability through e-waste recycling in Argentina
Seeding change: Nodo TAU supports environmental sustainability through e-waste recycling in Argentina 02 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? In Argentina, Nodo TAU has made meaningful contributions to environmental sustainability movements by giving local communities access to e-waste recycling.

Inside the Digital Society: How do we measure the impact of the internet?
Inside the Digital Society: How do we measure the impact of the internet? 01 June 2021 David Souter

Rather than talking about what the internet ‘can’ do, we can reflect on what it has done and use evidence to anticipate the future and adapt our policies. But doing so requires more sophisticated and holistic ways of measuring its impact.

Approaching the fight against autocracy with feminist principles of freedom
Approaching the fight against autocracy with feminist principles of freedom 31 May 2021 Maimuna Jeng for GenderIT.org

This article examines the #FreeSenegal protests from a feminist perspective, depicting women's erasure from movements and revolutions in the African continent, and the prevalence of rape culture and sexual violence – even amidst anti-oppression protests.

Queer on the internet: The politics of visibility
Queer on the internet: The politics of visibility 31 May 2021 A. Salman for GenderIT.org

When looking through the risk and danger that seemingly small decisions about online social media profiles can pose to queer-identifying individuals, the utopic narrative of the “levelling field” that the internet creates begins to fall apart.

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