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.

Mobile Africa 2012 report 01 May 2012

The focus of the Mobile Africa report this time is on the overall innovation ecosystem, which includes a range of stakeholders: industry, entrepreneurs, government, academia, civil society, donors and multilateral organisations. The report also addresses the crucial role of innovator networks and...

Girls in ICT day in the Democratice Republic of the Congo 27 April 2012

Internet is a vast tool which marked this century because it revolutionized and continues to impact the economy, social development and intellectual habits of several companies worldwide including people. Its use varies according to the behaviour of communities and the basic education received.

The Internet and Human Rights: a new frontier?
The Internet and Human Rights: a new frontier? 26 April 2012 Grace Githaiga

The Internet can strengthen human rights through the enhancement of the realization of freedom of expression, allowing people to receive information and seek to impart it as required in article 19 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Civil Liberties In India And Technological Revolution
Civil Liberties In India And Technological Revolution 25 April 2012 APC

India has been resisting technological revolution for long.

Surveilling CISPA
Surveilling CISPA 24 April 2012 FD

Surveilling CISPA: CC licence DonkeyHoteyI wrote a story about surveillance efforts by the UK authorities lately. It seems that snooping communications (emails, text messaging, etc) is in vogue.

How Africa tweets - visualised
How Africa tweets - visualised 23 April 2012 Simon Rogers, The Guardian

How Africa tweets: visualised Twitter is often thought of as a European and American phenomenon. But how does Africa use the social networking tool? Tweetminster and Portland have analysed more than 11.5m geo-located Tweets from the last three months of 2011.

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Thinking about gender and technology
Feminist Talk @ AWID: Thinking about gender and technology 20 April 2012 Nyx McLean

I am sitting at AWID in Istanbul and digesting the first day, as well as the Feminist Tech Exchange which happened the day before. I am also getting used to the Turkish keyboard which is limiting my punctuation use. I have been distracted the past two days by what is happening back home in South ...

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Anonymize yourself: digital security and feminist practice of technology
Feminist Talk @ AWID: Anonymize yourself: digital security and feminist practice of technology 20 April 2012 Vale

From the 16th to the 18th of April I attended a pre-event to the 12th AWID forum that was focusing on the intersection between information and communication technology, the internet and feminist practices, and that was interrogating privacy and security in online spaces and on our devices. As the...