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.

eG8 Forum sparks showdown between internet leaders and government regulators 26 May 2011

The eG8 Forum came to a close yesterday as prominent web leaders met in Paris to discuss the future of the internet.

New manual teaches how to bypass censorship over the internet 26 May 2011

Governments surveillance and filtration on the internet is increasing.

UN Special Rapporteur breaks new ground
UN Special Rapporteur breaks new ground 25 May 2011 grady

Frank La Rue — the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression — is presenting his annual report at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva. The report, available here, breaks ground in a number of important areas.

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 23 May 2011 Igor Dela Pena

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

New report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue
New report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue 20 May 2011 AL

This report, which focuses on FoE on the internet, will also be presented at APC’s side event to the Human Rights Council, on June 3. Summary: This report explores key trends and challenges to the right of all individuals to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds thro...

2nd Asia Pacific Regional IGF (APrIGF) 2011
2nd Asia Pacific Regional IGF (APrIGF) 2011 19 May 2011 AHM Bazlur Rahman- S21BR

Internet is everywhere a part of our lives, its importance most vividly captured in the recent news in the Middle East for political change, and in Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. This importance has been noticed by governments, business and civil society groups.

Anti-Facebook lawyer in violation of Pakistan's irony laws
Anti-Facebook lawyer in violation of Pakistan's irony laws 19 May 2011 grady

Muhammad Azhar Siddique, the lawyer behind the most recent push to ban social networking sites in Pakistan, told reporters that he spends up to 14 hours a day logged onto Facebook.

Be part of the online media revolution!
Be part of the online media revolution! 16 May 2011 APC

The International Press Institute is now taking applications for the IPI Press Contest. The goal of the contest is to encourage the expansion of online free media in Africa, the Middle East and Europe by working with mobile, digital and open-source technology.