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.

The story of the protest in Bilal Bagh and how it is not shut down by COVID-19 05 May 2020 Sneha Rajaram for GenderIT

The Bilal Bagh protests in India snowballed from an all-women sit-in to a highly disciplined, non-violent revolution, even as it headed on a collision course with the Indian state and, as the government claimed, the COVID-19 virus.

Inside the Digital Society: Privacy and the digital revolution 04 May 2020 David Souter

The digital revolution has a complex relationship with privacy, and it's become especially relevant as a result of the coronavirus crisis. 

Coconet: To fight COVID-19 in Myanmar, stop the war and internet shutdown in Arakan
Coconet: To fight COVID-19 in Myanmar, stop the war and internet shutdown in Arakan 27 April 2020 Kyaw Lynn for Coconet

The internet is the primary source of information on the global COVID-19 pandemic. But Arakan in western Myanmar is currently experiencing the longest-running internet shutdown in the world, and the lack of access to information could put an already vulnerable population in a ...

Inside the Digital Society: Investment priorities - 5G or not 5G?
Inside the Digital Society: Investment priorities - 5G or not 5G? 27 April 2020 David Souter

In terms of the expansion of 5G technology, there are big public policy implications , which are about national resources as well as digital investment. 

APC's Women's Rights Programme: An open letter to friends and partners
APC's Women's Rights Programme: An open letter to friends and partners 23 April 2020 APC Women's Rights Programme

The world is suddenly and radically changed, but it is not the radical change we had hoped for. Here we share what we believe is important for us to continue working towards a feminist internet as a part of our collective and hopeful futures.

Inside the Digital Society: Is homeworking working?
Inside the Digital Society: Is homeworking working? 20 April 2020 David Souter

Millions have turned spare rooms (if they have them) into home offices and now spend their days in Zoom chats and on Microsoft Teams in virtual rather than physical proximity with their co-workers. How’s that going? And what questions should we ask?

DEF: We need free talk time and internet during COVID-19
DEF: We need free talk time and internet during COVID-19 17 April 2020 Osama Manzar for DEF

Digital Empowerment Foundation argues that free talk time and internet are crucial to help India's migrant works during the pandemic. 

Feminist practices in forced lockdowns and remote lives: From Madrid, Sarajevo and Mumbai
Feminist practices in forced lockdowns and remote lives: From Madrid, Sarajevo and Mumbai 16 April 2020 hvale, Leila and Shivani for APCNews

What is a feminist practice in a time when the entire world is pushed into a one-size-fits-all way of living and working? Here are some reflections and highlights of our feminist practices in forced lockdowns and remote lives.

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