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 consults on guidance to protect human rights in the ICT sector 23 July 2012 shawna

As part of its work with the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), APC’s Connect Your Rights! project participated in the consultation process for the development of EU ICT sector guidance on protecting fundamental rights and freedoms.

Internet rights, open spectrum and online security at the 2012 Allied Media Conference 11 July 2012 Shawna Finnegan

Open Spectrum at AMC 2012 As governments and non-state actors find ways to restrict access to internet content and wireless connections to serve their own purposes, there is growing support for a human rights based approach to information and communication technology, and particularly the interne...

Copyright and the digital divide
Copyright and the digital divide 09 July 2012 Sonia Randhawa

It’s day two of the ‘Informal’ Asia Europe Foundation meeting on human rights and ICTs, and we’re split up into workshops to discuss recommendations that will go to the Foundation’s ministerial meeting in November: I’m in the workshop on digital divide.

Flash mob Korean style
Flash mob Korean style 28 June 2012 Sonia Randhawa

In Seoul for the Asia Europe Foundation’s Informal Meeting on Human Rights, looking at human rights and ICTs, I made a few extra-curricular stops – it was hard not to, when just outside our hotel is an ongoing protest about labour rights… Read more on GenderIT.org

Two GEM trainers improve their knowledge and skills online
Two GEM trainers improve their knowledge and skills online 26 June 2012 Dafne Sabanes Plou

Derlly and Aura are two trainers who were members of the GEM team in Cali, Colombia, during the field work to adapt GEM for telecentres that took place in late 2008 and early 2009.

Nancy Hafkin interviewed by APC
Nancy Hafkin interviewed by APC 18 June 2012 Agustina Fazio

Nancy Hafkin was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame on April 25, after 33 years promoting networks and the internet in Africa.

A rights-based approach to alternative media
A rights-based approach to alternative media 18 June 2012 Shawna

The need to move towards a rights-based approach to local and alternative media was a major theme at the second World Forum of Free Media, which took place June 16th and 17th, in parallel to the Rio+20 UN summit on sustainable development.

Information Society Innovation Fund Program Accepting Applications for 2012
Information Society Innovation Fund Program Accepting Applications for 2012 22 May 2012 Sylvia Cadena

The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) is a grants and awards program that aims to stimulate creative solutions to ICT needs in the Asia Pacific region. 2012 ISIF program ————————- This year, there are four new categories for ISIF projects.