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"Not ready to wait": Freedom of expression and religion

India

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"AfriSIG is fulfilling a major need": Gbenga Sesan of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria

Gbenga SesanGbenga SesanGbenga Sesan, executive director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, joined this year’s African School on Internet Governance as a member of the faculty team, and highlighted the contribution it is making to capacity building on internet governance in the region.

Violence against women online stifles freedom of expression

from Uganda

The right to freely express oneself is a fundamental right.

Inside the Information Society: Governing the grown-up Internet

London [31 October 2016]

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post looks at how we think about the internet and how it is governed.

In last week’s post, I offered my framework for the history of the Internet.

Internet governance in Africa: Reflections from the director of the South African Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Palesa Legoze

Durban, South Africa

Shortly after this year’s African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) was held, the 5th African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) took place from 16 to 18 October at the Durban International Convention Centre.

Openness, transparency and accountability: A chat interview with Alan Barrett, AFRINIC's CEO

Durban, South Africa

AFRINIC is home to Africa’s regional internet registry, based in Mauritius, and has three other operational offices in South Africa (technical operations), Egypt (backup and disaster recovery) and Ghana (training coordination).

The human rights paradigm in internet governance: An interview with David Souter

Durban, South Africa

David SouterDavid SouterDavid Souter is a longstanding associate of APC, and has worked for more than 20 years on the relationship between information and communications technologies (ICTs) and public policy, particularly in the areas of development, the environment, governance (including internet governance) and rights.

“I find the voice of Africa to be quiet on issues of internet governance”: An interview with Pria Chetty

Durban, South Africa

At the recently concluded 2016 edition of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), APCNews spoke with Pria Chetty, the regional director of EndCode, who formed part of this year’s faculty team.

Bob Ochieng praises diversity of African School on Internet Governance

APCNews spoke with Bob Ochieng, ICANN stakeholder engagement manager for Africa and a faculty member for the 2016 African School on Internet Governance, to gather his impressions on the experience. Ochieng had high praise for the diversity represented by this year’s AfriSIG class, as well as a few pointers for future editions of the School.

Avri Doria shares her insights on the 2016 African School of Internet Governance

This year’s African School on Internet Governance included a practicum exercise coordinated by Avri Doria, a highly respected member of both the internet technical community and the global internet governance community, as well as an APC member and volunteer.

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