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.

Inside the Information Society: Making his Mark. Why we should read Mark Zuckerberg 02 April 2017

A couple of weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg posted a manifesto on his Facebook page. In it, he addressed some of the challenges he sees facing Facebook and its peers.

Internet use barriers and user strategies: Perspectives from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda 02 April 2017

This comparative country study, based on focus groups conducted in November 2016 in Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa, sought to develop evidence of why people use the internet the way they do, specifically when their data is subsidised.

Feminist autonomous infrastructure: Technomagical fires to warm your hearts
Feminist autonomous infrastructure: Technomagical fires to warm your hearts 02 April 2017 Jac sm Kee

At the Internet Freedom Festival, Jac sm Kee interviewed four amazing feminists from Latin America.

Inside the Information Society: Digital identity (Who’s who?)
Inside the Information Society: Digital identity (Who’s who?) 26 March 2017 David Souter

Identity matters to us. It defines who we are; and, to a considerable extent, it defines how others treat us – including government agencies and others we rely on.

Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet at the Internet Freedom Festival
Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet at the Internet Freedom Festival 22 March 2017 Leila Nachawati Rego

What do we mean when we say economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet? This is the question that opened the session hosted by APC at the Internet Freedom Festival on 10 March in Valencia, Spain.

Inside the Information Society: Should we fear the platform economy?
Inside the Information Society: Should we fear the platform economy? 19 March 2017 David Souter

Last week I asked if we should fear online monopolies. This week, I’ll ask the same of online platforms, and the new economy they’re bringing into being.

A woman coder's journey (Women-in-tech)
A woman coder's journey (Women-in-tech) 16 March 2017 GenderIT.org

Judith Owigar is a coder, a blogger and a tech enthusiast. She has worked with Akirachix, a revolution for African women and technology. She is a native of Kenya, a country off the coast of East Africa, one of its 40 million inhabitants.

Unscripting harassment (Part 2)
Unscripting harassment (Part 2) 15 March 2017 ItsAllMaya for GenderIT.org

“The architectures of online harassment” was the first in a two-part post that described the context and motivations of Tactical Tech’s work addressing the problem of online harassment through the lens of interface design. In this second post, I describe the results and outcomes of the work...