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 member May First/People Link sets new standard for transparency 09 November 2011

The cooperatively-owned internet service provider May First/People Link has set a new standard for transparency. It has set up a wiki space which includes details on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the threats it poses to activists: “The impact of this law is devastating for activ...

AWID launches FRIDA Young Feminist Fund 04 November 2011

Recently, the FRIDA Young Feminist Fund launched its website with the goal of helping young feminists gain access to the resources that are critical to their work. The fund was born out of an initiative of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and subsequently the Central...

Applications Open for Camp Sambel 2, Malaysia
Applications Open for Camp Sambel 2, Malaysia 02 November 2011 APC

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Egypt's Supreme Council goes "old school" on Egyptian blogger
Egypt's Supreme Council goes "old school" on Egyptian blogger 24 October 2011 APC

The retrial of jailed Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad was postponed this week, sparking anger and protest. Maikel has been imprisoned since 28 March for his criticism of the military government, however, his original sentencing was overturned on appeal.

Google+ to allow pseudonyms
Google+ to allow pseudonyms 21 October 2011 Grady

Recently, Google exec Vic Gundotra hinted that Google+ would soon be abandoning its strict ‘common names’ policy and would start supporting pseudonyms. This has been a controversial issue, with both Google+ and Facebook banning users registered under nicknames.

Secure My Video Guide - a work in progress
Secure My Video Guide - a work in progress 19 October 2011 APC

EngageMedia has released the Secure My Video Guide, which contributes “to best practice tactics ensuring the publication and access to social justice video is secure under volatile conditions.” The guide is an open document, a work in progress and encourages contributions.

EngageMedia is hiring - VIDEO LINGUA COORDINATOR
EngageMedia is hiring - VIDEO LINGUA COORDINATOR 17 October 2011 AG

EngageMedia and the Participatory Culture Foundation have teamed up to launch a Southeast Asia video subtitling project based on the Universal Subtitles system. We're looking for an outgoing person based in Malaysia or the Philippines to lead the project and bring it to life. The Project

A vision for transformational global communication that heals inside and out
A vision for transformational global communication that heals inside and out 10 October 2011 APC

The movement building skills and ability of the Occupy Wall Street Protesters have been a ray of hope for people around the globe. This movement is building in every major city in America, and the mainstream media outlets are finally mentioning the protests.