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.

Access and Power: APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 15 May 2017

The Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), an international forum for discussions on how a free, open and secure internet promotes human rights and development worldwide, has started in Stockholm.

Inside the Information Society: ICTs and post-conflict reconstruction 15 May 2017

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week's blog post looks at the relationship between ICTs and post-conflict reconstruction.

Access and beyond: Motivations for internet use
Access and beyond: Motivations for internet use 12 May 2017 Chenai Chair

Do you remember why you went online for the first time in your life? This is my favourite question that you may not have yet thought about – but it reflects the starting point in becoming a netizen.

EngageMedia at the Internet Freedom Festival: Exploring a secure and free internet for journalists
EngageMedia at the Internet Freedom Festival: Exploring a secure and free internet for journalists 11 May 2017 Andrew Lowenthal from EngageMedia

EngageMedia was part of several discussions and presentations including "Exploring secure and anonymous video capture and distribution", "Architectures of Internet freedom movements in Southeast Asia", and "Research on security digital perspective of journalist in Indonesia and Philippines".

Inside the Information Society: What's happened to the price of fish?
Inside the Information Society: What's happened to the price of fish? 08 May 2017 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 post looks at the impact of mobile phones on markets for small-scale primary producers.

A conversation on ICT and health financing models in Bangladesh
A conversation on ICT and health financing models in Bangladesh 05 May 2017 Bytesforall Bangladesh

Health financing is an area where millions in Bangladesh have a stake. Bringing low - or low-middle-income people under a health safety net is not only good for the overall health of the population, but is also economically beneficial in terms of productivity gain and resource management.

Did Facebook finally figure out that consent is more important than nipples?
Did Facebook finally figure out that consent is more important than nipples? 04 May 2017 Erika Smith in collaboration with Fungai Machirori

When you receive calls at all hours from women desperate to get intimate photos shared without consent taken offline, it's a relief to hear about Facebook's latest move to address the distribution of non-consensual intimate images. Finally! 

Inside the Information Society: The second machine age - reasons to be fearful?
Inside the Information Society: The second machine age - reasons to be fearful? 30 April 2017 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 post looks at what's meant by the 'second machine age' - and how it should reshape our thinking.