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.

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"... 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

Understanding RMS...
Understanding RMS... 06 December 2005 APC

Shahzad has this profile of Richard M. Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, the Free Software Movement and the GNU Project. IMHO, the description of RMS isn’t way off the mark… but it simply overlooks the point of what this man is all about.

Looking back, after the show is over
Looking back, after the show is over 06 December 2005 APC

Coming out in end-November 2005, a Panos London i-Witness update posted via the Global Knowledge for Development network offers a follow-up to the recent WSIS. An article from Murali Shanmugavelan in London is titled WSIS is over, but the debate has just begun. Shanmugavelan argues that building...

Open Letter to HE Kofi A. Annan Secretary-General United Nations
Open Letter to HE Kofi A. Annan Secretary-General United Nations 26 November 2005 APC

This week in Tunis, at the World Summit on the Information Society, both inside and outside the official Summit, we have witnessed serious attacks on human rights and the right to freedom of expression. Please sign the open letter to Kofi Annan today.

HUMAN RIGHTS CANNOT BE TRADED! Trade Justice at WSIS 23 November 2005 APC

Join The Big Noise!!!!!

The Dude on Mac
The Dude on Mac 22 November 2005 APC

I am left alone in the Hotel Amilcar — what does Amilcar means, I wonder… guess everybody had some other things to find out about last week — moved to a new room as the whole wing is empty now and they turn off the water and the electricity. Feeling depressed, suspended between ...

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