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.

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.

Fantsuam Foundation better equipped to ensure a free and open internet after FIFAfrica17 01 November 2017 Seyi Johnson for Fantsuam Foundation

On 27-29 September, I took part in the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica17), in Johannesburg, South Africa, representing the Fantsuam Foundation of Nigeria. 

Inside the Information Society: Social Media, saint or sinner?
Inside the Information Society: Social Media, saint or sinner? 30 October 2017 David Souter

Too much debate about the Information Society is binary. To advocates, anything digital looks good. Others are spooked by impacts that are uncontrolled and unbenign. If we’re serious, we need to be more nuanced. Some reflection on this where social media’s concerned this week; next week, the ...

APC members in 2016: Recommendations for more effective civil society representation in state bodies
APC members in 2016: Recommendations for more effective civil society representation in state bodies 26 October 2017 BlueLink Foundation

“Participation for Nature: Representation of environmental civil society organisations in councils and other state bodies and local authorities”, a research report by BlueLink.net’s executive editor Pavel Antonov and environmental expert Toma Belev, was released in February 2016.

APC members in 2016: First Kenya School of Internet Governance
APC members in 2016: First Kenya School of Internet Governance 26 October 2017 Kenya ICT Action Network 

With support from Facebook and Hivos East Africa, the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) held the first Kenya School of Internet Governance (KeSIG) in November 2016. The school aimed at bringing new voices into ICT policy dialogues.

APC members in 2016: Pushing the agenda for digital inclusion of women
APC members in 2016: Pushing the agenda for digital inclusion of women 26 October 2017 Centre for Information Technology and Development 

Women in Nigeria are digitally marginalised, especially in the northern part of the country where culture, religion and low female educational levels have combined to shut out women and girls from the internet. As part of the effort to overcome this, the Centre for Information Technology and Deve...

APC members in 2016: Third edition of Latin America in a Glimpse
APC members in 2016: Third edition of Latin America in a Glimpse 26 October 2017 Derechos Digitales

In December 2016, for the third consecutive year, Derechos Digitales joined with Coding Rights, IFEX and APC to launch Latin America in a Glimpse, a summary of the most relevant developments with regard to human rights and the internet in Latin America during the previous year.

APC members in 2016: Supporting the digital rights movement in Myanmar
APC members in 2016: Supporting the digital rights movement in Myanmar 26 October 2017 Engage Media

Amidst troubling trends in relation to digital rights and internet freedoms in Myanmar in 2016, EngageMedia partnered with Phandeeyar, MIDO and the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business to host the first Myanmar Digital Rights Forum.

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