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.

Has ASEAN turned a blind eye to human rights online? 05 December 2017 EngageMedia

In line with this, EngageMedia and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), collaborated with EMPOWER Malaysia, Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), and Viet Tan to hold 'Tech, activism, human rights,' a roundtable discussion on the state of...

Multistakeholderism: An alien word to a regulator 04 December 2017 Martha Kamukama

Multistakeholderism… what an alien word to a regulator! I walked into the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 2017 with this exact mindset. Working for a regulator gives you false confidence; that you call all the shots, that your decisions are final, that the operators you regulate...

Movement building is the technology for civic resistance
Movement building is the technology for civic resistance 01 December 2017 Sekoetlane Phamodi for Take Back the Tech!

"Our greatest quality, in the resistance,” she said, gently, to me on the front porch of her garden cottage in Kensington, having our morning coffee and smoke, “is our boundless capacity to imagine another world, in spite of how much patriarchal power works to grind us down.”

From the 1990s to today: The power of a movement
From the 1990s to today: The power of a movement 28 November 2017 Take Back the Tech!

25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). As Take Back the Tech! has launched a 16 Days campaign exploring the movement against GBV, it's important to consider how this moveme...

Civil society, can you visualise the power of blockchain?
Civil society, can you visualise the power of blockchain? 09 November 2017 Roxana Bassi

Maybe you have heard about blockchain. Blockchain is about trust, online trust. And it might soon shatter the very foundations of how things are done on the internet. I believe that if you are in the field of online social justice and rights, you have to start thinking about how to use this techn...

Inside the Information Society: What is the impact of the internet on politics?
Inside the Information Society: What is the impact of the internet on politics? 06 November 2017 David Souter

This week’s blog looks at the impact of the Internet on politics.

APC members in 2016: Natasha Msonza
APC members in 2016: Natasha Msonza 02 November 2017 Natasha Msonza

By December 2016, there were 27 individual members in the APC network, from 24 countries on six continents. This year, we decided to launch a new section in the APC Annual Report to learn more about, and from, our individual members. This is what Natasha Msonza responded.

ALIN making the connection between the internet and human rights at FIFAfrica17
ALIN making the connection between the internet and human rights at FIFAfrica17 01 November 2017 Bob Aston for ALIN

The Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) was able to use the opportunity of participating in the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 to learn from others, and also to share its experiences in promoting internet access in Kenya.

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