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.

APC members in 2016: First digital security school aimed at social movements in Québec 24 October 2017 Alternatives

In September 2016, Alternatives launched a new digital security school, l’École de sécurité numérique (ESN514): the first digital security initiative geared specifically to the social movement in the province of Québec.

APC members in 2016: Connected, empowered and secure 24 October 2017 eQualit.ie

2016 was a busy and productive year for eQualit.ie, with complex global political shifts, continuous assaults on critical internet infrastructure and software libraries that provide for network privacy, and a growing climate of online censorship spurring our drive on several important projec...

APC members in 2016: Award-winning digital farm records system helps farmers reach their full potential
APC members in 2016: Award-winning digital farm records system helps farmers reach their full potential 24 October 2017 ALIN

After years of information and knowledge exchange, the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) embarked on the incubation of enterprises that show potential for social impact. ALIN believes that young entrepreneurs need good organisational systems to grow to their full potential.

Inside the Information Society: Measuring the Information Society
Inside the Information Society: Measuring the Information Society 23 October 2017 David Souter

In a previous post, I looked at different ways to measure the internet. This week, we'll look into measuring the Information Society.

Inside the Information Society: Policies for the digital economy
Inside the Information Society: Policies for the digital economy 16 October 2017 David Souter

Last week I looked at the big picture on the digital economy, in the light of UNCTAD’s latest Information Economy Report. This week: some of the issues the digital economy raises for policymakers at a national and local level.

Digital rights strategic litigation: Suing governments when online freedoms are violated
Digital rights strategic litigation: Suing governments when online freedoms are violated 13 October 2017 Françoise Mukuku

Africa is facing a critical crisis when it comes to digital rights. Internet shutdowns are on the rise, breach of privacy is becoming common, but it is possible to strategically litigate for digital rights.

Digital citizens and their rights in India
Digital citizens and their rights in India 13 October 2017 Digital Empowerment Foundation

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) in association with Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF) and UNESCO India organised the second Digital Citizen Summit (DCS) in New Delhi on September 21 and 22, 2017. Supported by the Association for Progre...

Inside the Information Society: Whose digital economy?
Inside the Information Society: Whose digital economy? 08 October 2017 David Souter

This week’s post is the first of two on the digital economy. UNCTAD – the UN Conference on Trade and Development – published its two-yearly Information Economy Report (IER) last week. It’s consistently one of the more interesting UN publications on the Information Society. Well worth...