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.

Mahyoro Rural Information Centre (MARIC) explores the use of ICTs to liberate Kamwenge women and girls from the global scourge o 01 June 2011

Tackling a recurring challenge of our times, this spans all geographic borders across the globe.

Strategic use of ICTs breaks the silence on violence against women and girls in Busia District. 01 June 2011

Like in many communities of Uganda wife battering, marital rape, denial of love, defilement, grabbing of widows properties, early and forced marriage, forced prostitution, defilement, sexual harassment, widow inheritance and other forms of violence against women (VAW) seem to be normal practice...

U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls Upon States to Protect Anonymous Speakers Online
U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls Upon States to Protect Anonymous Speakers Online 01 June 2011 Katitza Rodriguez

On June 3, EFF will begin live coverage of a critical discussion about online freedom of expression held by the 47 member states of the U.N Human Rights Council during its seventeenth session in Geneva.

This means war?
This means war? 01 June 2011 grady

The Pentagon announced recently in its first formal cyber strategy that cyber attacks constitute an act of war — and could merit a traditional military response. Never mind the problem of attributing cyber attacks to a single, definitive source; even if the perpetrators can be traced to a s...

APC's Joy Liddicoat wins the HRC talent competition
APC's Joy Liddicoat wins the HRC talent competition 30 May 2011 grady

APC’s own Joy Liddicoat, project leader of the Connect your rights: Internet rights are human rights campaign, moved the judges in Geneva earlier today with her spoken word performance. Joy clinched the top spot in the competition with a stunning rendition of the classic poem by Robert Fros...

Youths turn to community theater and digital story telling to address domestic violence and trafficking
Youths turn to community theater and digital story telling to address domestic violence and trafficking 30 May 2011 Vigorideas

Young people in Olongapo and Angeles City are tapping their creative talents to combat serious issues that have plagued their communities: domestic violence and trafficking.

UNESCO launches new publication on freedom of expression online
UNESCO launches new publication on freedom of expression online 27 May 2011 grady

The report, entitled Freedom of Connection, Freedom of Expression, examines the complex legal and regulatory ecology that governs the internet. Spoiler alert, it’s not run by elves inside your circuit board.

US Senate debates reforms to Electronic Communications Privacy Act
US Senate debates reforms to Electronic Communications Privacy Act 27 May 2011 grady

Senator Patrick Leahy, author of the original 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, has proposed several amendments to the ECPA in order to “keep pace with new technologies and new threats to our security”.