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.

Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum 20 August 2011 APC

Dear Madam/Sir, Greetings from Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum [Headed by Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Post and Telecommunication] is an emerging OPEN multi-stakeholder inclusive effort to illuminate issues and cultiv...

Google buys Motorola - It begins! 16 August 2011 grady

Google – the people who brought you the Pet Rock – have just purchased Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. In CASH. Google now has the ability to rival its chief competitor, Apple, which produces both the iphone and its operating system.

Anonymous declares war on Facebook.  Irony lost on most.
Anonymous declares war on Facebook. Irony lost on most. 10 August 2011 grady

Members of Anonymous — the people who endeared themselves to me by pissing off the Church of Scientology — have recently vowed to destroy our old pal Facebook, claiming that the site spies on its users and gives their information to government agencies.

Why I work for APC
Why I work for APC 08 August 2011 grady

In my time on this Earth I’ve had a lot of odd jobs. I have worked in coffee shops and fruit stands; in comedy clubs and restaurants. I have worked as a researcher, and in a political party. For the government, and for the army. None of these compares to my experience at APC. Every...

Does free speech apply to the internet?
Does free speech apply to the internet? 04 August 2011 Guy Berger

Guy Berger, head of the school of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, comments on UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression Frank La Rue’s latest report on the New Media Lab blog.

APC is going to be busy at the IGF
APC is going to be busy at the IGF 04 August 2011 grady

APC is organising a series of events in the context of the next IGF in Nairobi.

France to disconnect citizens for file-sharing
France to disconnect citizens for file-sharing 04 August 2011 grady

France has started to disconnect its first users under its new three strikes system. That is, if you are caught file-sharing, you are sent an angry letter telling you to stop. If you persist, you get an angrier letter. Three strikes, and you lose your internet connection for six months.

Armenian women's rights group hosts flash mob
Armenian women's rights group hosts flash mob 26 July 2011 grady

The women’s rights NGO, “Society Without Violence”, will be hosting a flash mob on July 27th in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. You know, in case you’re passing through. Society Without Violence is part of a network of NGOs in the caucasus advocating greater aw