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.

Feminist Talks @ AWID: Last Rescue in Siam: A comedy about anti-trafficking raids in Thailand 20 April 2012

Empower Foundation of Thailand has creatively used art and media to promote the rights of sex workers for over 20 years. Empower has collaborated with artists to bring their messages to people in Thailand, in cartoons, in nearly life-size papier mache dolls that are more well traveled than the se...

UK: Radical phone and Internet monitoring proposal to be put to parliament 06 April 2012

Press release 2 April 2012 Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns a bill allowing monitoring of all phone calls, text messages, emails and other electronic communications that the British government plans to submit to parliament in the coming weeks. “We are shocked to hear more and more s...

Hungarians fight back
Hungarians fight back 05 April 2012 Frederic Dubois

Green Spider Foundation Boom! Everything goes black. Hungary goes black. Do you remember ‘Blackout 4 Hungary’? A little more than a year ago, Hungarian net activists initiated a “movement calling on all Hungarians to turn their websites black starting with 5 January 2011,”...

Awards for libraries that improve economic wellbeing
Awards for libraries that improve economic wellbeing 04 April 2012 APC

EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) has launched its first innovation award call – for libraries offering services that use ICT to improve economic wellbeing of the community.

Freedom Fone wins Index on Censorship Innovation Award
Freedom Fone wins Index on Censorship Innovation Award 29 March 2012 Kubatana

Technology doesn’t change the world, how we use it does Last night, at an award ceremony in London organised and hosted by Index on Censorship , Kubatana won the award for Innovation in media technology for our Freedom Fone project. Our information officer Upenyu Makoni-Muchemwa was there ...

Applications Now Open: 2012 eLearning: Shaping the Internet – History and Futures (English, French and Spanish)
Applications Now Open: 2012 eLearning: Shaping the Internet – History and Futures (English, French and Spanish) 23 March 2012 APC

Applications are now open for the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) eLearning programme “Shaping the Internet – History and Futures.” (English, French and Spanish) English: http://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/leadership-programmes/next-gen... French: http://www.inte...

ICTs, climate change and water: need for local adaptation strategies
ICTs, climate change and water: need for local adaptation strategies 22 March 2012 Alan Finlay, Shawna Finnegan

In collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), APC is releasing a series of reports discussing opportunities for information and communication technology (ICT) to help individuals and communities adapt to water scarcity as a result of climate change.

Internet access and the right to communicate
Internet access and the right to communicate 21 March 2012 APC

In recent months we have seen the notion of “Internet as a Human right” become quite controversial. On the one hand we see folk like Vint Cerf, co-inventor of the Internet Protocol maintain that “technology is an enabler of rights, not a right itself”.