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.

Digital Age: Parents and Children Warned about Risks Related to Internet 15 December 2010

The OneWorld Platform for Southeast Europe (owpsee) promotes the values of internet as an extremely useful tool and resource for acquisition of new knowledge, but at the same time warns about the possible dangers of abuse of children on internet.

Adobe Youth Voices Program Partnerships - Call for Partnerships 10 December 2010

Dear organization, TakingITGlobal (TIG) is preparing to launch the second cycle of our Adobe Youth Voices digital media project – and we’re looking for additional partner organizations!

Women Speak of Violence – and Healing – in Digital Stories
Women Speak of Violence – and Healing – in Digital Stories 10 December 2010 Kat

“Abuse seems to follow me, wherever I go.” A woman speaks of the sexual abuse she experienced as a child in her digital story called The Goddess.

Occupying Streets to Reclaim Online Spaces
Occupying Streets to Reclaim Online Spaces 08 December 2010 Kat

Women’sNet invites you to a day filled with activities to reclaim Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) back by occupying Miriam Makeba Street and setting up an outdoor internet cafe.

Marching towards a positive future
Marching towards a positive future 02 December 2010 Françoise Mukuku

Hi comrade. Hope this letter will find you a good health. Just wanted to tell you that on December 1, in Kinshasa, we will be marching from Maison communal de Kimbanseke towards… a positive future. Five organizations representing those who have suffered the most from HIV join forces to speak ou...

Amy Mahan Research Fellows off to London to participate in international conference
Amy Mahan Research Fellows off to London to participate in international conference 01 December 2010 Raymond Hyma

Following a year of rigorous research activities aimed to build upon the knowledge regarding public access to information and communication technologies (ICT), efforts of the Amy Mahan Research Fellows are beginning to bear fruit for the young scholars. Teams from Argentina, China, Malaysia, Peru...

Challenging pornophobia and moral beliefs of Congolese media practitioners
Challenging pornophobia and moral beliefs of Congolese media practitioners 30 November 2010 Françoise Mukuku

Today I challenged ideas around pornophobia and morality among Congolese media practitioners I’m just back from a cyberdialogue organized in my country around ICT and violence against women. As my organization Si Jeunesse Savait is implementing a 2-year project on the topic, I felt like it was ...

FTX Mexico Videos Now on YouTube
FTX Mexico Videos Now on YouTube 26 November 2010 Kat

“Yo elijo a mi pareja” (I choose my partner) say women of all ages, shapes, sizes and sexual orientation in the FTX video, created by participants at the Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) in Mexico in July 2010. Videos are now up on YouTube!