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Freedom of expression: Where do we set the lines

Democratic Republic of Congo

The second African Internet Governance Forum istarted in Nairobi, Kenya just a day after a terrorist attack was launched on this African country.

The media reported 24 hours a day from the site of the attack; Twitter hashtags were created to make sure messages related to the crisis were passed on to the masses; and Facebook ready-to-use pictures of support to Kenya were circulated.

DRC: "Coming up with innovative ways of making the most of the existing infrastructures is a must"

Democratic Republic of Congo

It is 7Pm, under a streetlight, almost hundred students are gathering. All of them are trying to get the best of the yellow light coming on their notepads. It is school examination time, and the only place where there is electricity.

Zimbabwe: New SIM registration database law represses twin rights to privacy and expression

Harare, Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government extended its reach into the private lives of its citizens this week by promulgating a new law establishing a central database of information about all mobile telephone users in the country.

Reflecting on the Human Rights Council as a space to halt mass surveillance

Johannesburg, South Africa

Last Friday the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council came to a close in Geneva.

Intermediary liability: The process of law making in Nigeria

As part of our work on intermediary liability in Nigeria, APC and Paradigm Initiative developed this reference text, which will be used as an input in workshops to advocate for best practice in internet intermediary regulatory measures in Nigeria.

APC at the West African IGF in Cote d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 3-5 July 2013, the sixth West African Internet Governance Forum was attended by African and international organisations and businesses in addition to delegates from West African countries. Deliberations highlighted access, the dot Africa prospects for internet development in Africa and cybersecurity issues.

HRC 24: Joint Statement by NGOs in the Republic of Korea on intelligence agencies’ internet surveillance

GENEVA

Jinbonet, APC member in South Korea, submitted a written statement to the 24th session of the Human Rights Council, together with other NGOs from South Korea.

Asia-Pacific IGF: Internet governance for human rights and democracy

SEOUL

Two APC members, Bytes for All, from Pakistan, and Jinbonet, from Korea, participated at this workshop from the last regional Internet Governance Forum held in Seoul earlier in September. Read more about the main issues raised: http://bestbits.net/2013-asia-pacific-regional-igf/

Google Big Tent Johannesburg

Johannesburg

“The internet is the industrial revolution of our generation,” said Justin Stanford, Co-founder and CEO, 4Di Group at Big Tent Johannesburg on September 5 2013.

What is at stake? Working for pluralism in internet governance at the 6th LAC IGF

Winnipeg, Canada

Last week stakeholders from across Latin America and the Caribbean met in Cordoba for the Sixth Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Although a multi-stakeholder forum, civil society was best represented, with only a handful of participants from the private sector and government.

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