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.

Empowering the marginalized & making a difference: Experiences of an international volunteer at WeDpro 27 June 2011

From curiosity into knowledge and from knowledge into action—these were the transformations that Ashleen Graham experienced when she went to the Philippines to volunteer for the Women’s Education, Development, Productivity and Research Organization (WeDpro).

MDG3: Take Back the Tech! - updates from the Philippines 25 June 2011

The MDG3 Take Back the Tech! partner in the Philippines, sent us an update on the latest developments of the project.

The Dutch have done it again
The Dutch have done it again 24 June 2011 grady

From the people who brought you legal marijuana, freaky sex clubs and pickled herring comes the craziest thing yet. Of course, I’m talking about the net neutrality law that just passed through Dutch parliament.

Joint Statement on Freedom of Expression
Joint Statement on Freedom of Expression 21 June 2011 grady

Validation! Our hard work has paid off.

Ugandan MDG3  partner WOUGNET produces radio jingles on VAW and ICTs
Ugandan MDG3 partner WOUGNET produces radio jingles on VAW and ICTs 20 June 2011 Berna Ngolobe

Over the last two years Women of Uganda Network has explored the use of various ICTs media including social media like Facebook, Twitter, Care2 petitionsite; SMS; websites among others to strengthen the fight against VAW. As part of APC’s initiative “MDG3: Take Back the Tech!

TBTT grantee is now a registered NGO
TBTT grantee is now a registered NGO 19 June 2011 NN

Gawaahi is an initiative by Naveen Naqvi, a famous television personality & journalist, and Sana Saleem, a blogger, editor, writer, activist & medical student. Gawaahi.com archives and makes available on the internet digital stories of people of Pakistan, and particularly the stories of w...

APC influences governments submission to the Human Rights Council
APC influences governments submission to the Human Rights Council 17 June 2011 JL

On June 10 a group of 40 countries submitted a joint statement to the Human Rights Council commending the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression’s report following the initiative of the Swedish government.

US leads the charge in building 'shadow internet'
US leads the charge in building 'shadow internet' 15 June 2011 grady

The US State Department has been practically throwing money at activists and entrepreneurs in an effort to build independent internet networks for citizens of repressive regimes. This comes as part of a wider US effort to help internet users, particularly human rights activists, evade government...