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.

Papuan Voices: 9 award winning videos online 23 October 2012 APC

The Papuan Voices site is now live, and includes the nine selected short videos from West Papua, study guides, screening guides, and a media pack. Join the conversation, learn more about West Papua, post comments, and share your ideas!

ICTs: A THREAT TO GLOBAL HEALTH? 12 October 2012 Alexandra Groome

In the past two decades, smart phones have dramatically reshaped the way that we socialize with friends and family, share information, conduct business, and entertain ourselves in our day to day lives. We are living in a society dominated by wireless devices, which is unprecedented in human hist...

Exciting award for innovative libraries promoting social inclusion
Exciting award for innovative libraries promoting social inclusion 02 October 2012 APC

EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is offering a new award – for library services using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to contribute to social inclusion in the community. The award, which includes a prize of US$1,500, is open to public and community librari...

Two public libraries win award for innovative health services
Two public libraries win award for innovative health services 19 September 2012 APC

Two public libraries have won the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) award for contribution to community health.

Upcoming online forum: "Using ICT to enable Agricultural Innovation Systems for smallholders"
Upcoming online forum: "Using ICT to enable Agricultural Innovation Systems for smallholders" 13 September 2012 APC

This is the fourth in a series of online discussions that stem from the launch of the World Bank’s ICT in Agriculture e-Sourcebook and the growing demand for knowledge on how to use ICT to improve agricultural productivity and raise smallholder incomes. ICT can expand communication, coopera...

Costa Rica: Cybercrime Law Threatens Internet Freedom
Costa Rica: Cybercrime Law Threatens Internet Freedom 12 September 2012 Frédéric Dubois

I recently interviewed Kemly Camacho of APC member Sula Batsu in Costa Rica on the new cybercrime law that was introduced in her country. The law is a fantastic challenge (in a negative way) to internet freedom. In fact, Costa Rica is probably making one of the most direct assaults on journalism ...

Digital Storytelling as a Feminist Practice
Digital Storytelling as a Feminist Practice 05 September 2012 Sigrid Kannengießer

Digital storytelling provides a powerful way of using information and communication technologies to empower marginalised women. Digital stories are produced and distributed by digital media.

GEM practitioners participate in research on technology and social change
GEM practitioners participate in research on technology and social change 29 August 2012 Dafne Sabanes Plou, APC WNSP

Two GEM practitioners participated in a research on internet access of local people using internet cafes and public kiosks in neighborhoods and popular sectors in Chile, Argentina and Peru.