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.

Retreat from the IGF? 15 July 2016

Yesterday an elite group of our peers was transported to Glen Cove, NY for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)    

Inside the Information Society: Three challenges for the Internet Governance Forum 07 July 2016

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog looks at the challenges for the future of the Internet Governance Forum.    

Inside the Information Society: Connecting ICTs to economic, social and cultural rights
Inside the Information Society: Connecting ICTs to economic, social and cultural rights 01 July 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 looks at the impact of ICTs and the Internet on economic, social and cultural rights.

Inside the Information Society: Putting ICTs to rights
Inside the Information Society: Putting ICTs to rights 24 June 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 looks at human rights and how they have been affected by ICTs and the Internet.    

States must go beyond ensuring basic access... to empower citizens
States must go beyond ensuring basic access... to empower citizens 16 June 2016 Alan Finlay

Access to information is a fundamental right that needs to be realised in support of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) – whether it’s information on life skills, social security grants, science and culture, or access to legal or educational resources. Access to information is...

Inside the Information Society: ICTs, equality and empowerment - what's really happening?
Inside the Information Society: ICTs, equality and empowerment - what's really happening? 16 June 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 looks at ICTs, equality and empowerment, and at how ICTs can empower and disempower the same people at the same time.

The problem with “development” – linking infrastructure to content indicators
The problem with “development” – linking infrastructure to content indicators 15 June 2016 Alan Finlay

Responding to reports by the special rapporteurs on migrants and extreme poverty at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, the government of Botswana had something interesting to say. It sai

Inside the Information Society: What the World Bank thinks about Digital Dividends
Inside the Information Society: What the World Bank thinks about Digital Dividends 10 June 2016 David Souter

David Souter comments each week on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog looks at questions raised by the World Bank’s recent World Development Report about the Digital Dividends derived from ICTs.