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: Civil society filibuster against anti-terror bills in South Korea 26 October 2017 Jinbonet

In 2015, the South Korean government and ruling party introduced the Anti-Terror Bill and the Anti-Cyberterror Bill to the National Assembly. These bills had the potential to threaten civil liberties and human rights by giving excessive powers to the Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) in ...

APC members in 2016: Scale-up grant will enhance connectivity geared to needs of communities 25 October 2017 AlterMundi

AlterMundi‘s most significant achievement in 2016 was obtaining a scale-up grant from the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) for the LibreRouter project.

APC members in 2016: Putting information in the hands of the rural population
APC members in 2016: Putting information in the hands of the rural population 25 October 2017 Digital Empowerment Foundation

As much as 67% of India’s population lives in rural India. This population is largely dependent on government services for some of their most basic needs and livelihoods. Realising the need to serve India’s rural, remote and marginalised population with relevant information about governments ...

APC members in 2016: Out of sight
APC members in 2016: Out of sight 25 October 2017 Point of View

Sometimes, a tweak to technology can open your eyes. To what you never saw. So in October 2016, when the Mumbai International Film Festival invited Point of View to collaborate, we suggested a special screening: for those without sight.

APC members in 2016: Empowering women and girls through ICT
APC members in 2016: Empowering women and girls through ICT 25 October 2017 APC

With the support of an APC member project grant, Colnodo developed a new app, PiensaEnTIC, which uses interactive learning activities to raise young women’s awareness of digital security and their internet rights. The app has been downloaded over 600 times.

APC members in 2016: Do-it-yourself connectivity for rural communities
APC members in 2016: Do-it-yourself connectivity for rural communities 25 October 2017 Zenzeleni Networks

Zenzeleni Networks in Mankosi has finally managed to connect its networks to a cheaper, faster and more reliable internet option.

APC members in 2016: Building skills to demand government transparency
APC members in 2016: Building skills to demand government transparency 25 October 2017 Asociación Trinidad

Among the highlights of Asociación Trinidad’s work in 2016 were the activities undertaken as part of its ongoing project Mirá: Observatorio Ciudadano, a citizens’ observatory to ensure the effective implementation of Law 5.282/14 on access to public information and government transpare...

APC members in 2016: Ambassadors for better, faster internet
APC members in 2016: Ambassadors for better, faster internet 25 October 2017 PROTEGE-QV

In December 2016, with the support of an APC member small grant, PROTEGE-QV held a workshop to investigate the reasons behind the relatively poor access to and quality of the internet in Cameroon.

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