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.

“I find the voice of Africa to be quiet on issues of internet governance”: An interview with Pria Chetty 28 October 2016

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.

The human rights paradigm in internet governance: An interview with David Souter 28 October 2016

David 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...

Openness, transparency and accountability: A chat interview with Alan Barrett, AFRINIC's CEO
Openness, transparency and accountability: A chat interview with Alan Barrett, AFRINIC's CEO 28 October 2016 Yolanda Mlonzi for APCNews

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).

Internet governance in Africa: Reflections from the director of the Internet Governance ICT Infrastructure Support, Palesa Legoze
Internet governance in Africa: Reflections from the director of the Internet Governance ICT Infrastructure Support, Palesa Legoze 28 October 2016 Yolanda Mlonzi for APCNews

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.

“More evidence-based research is needed on internet rights in the region”: APC at the Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa Summit
“More evidence-based research is needed on internet rights in the region”: APC at the Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa Summit 27 October 2016 Rafik Dammak

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A painting of an African feminist internet
A painting of an African feminist internet 25 October 2016 Irene Kagoya, Communications and advocacy officer, Akina Mama wa Afrika

Irene KagoyaThe internet remains one of the historical developments transforming human behaviour, greatly impacting on the social, economic, cultural and political spheres of life at an incredible speed.

The politics of access
The politics of access 25 October 2016 Koliwe Majama

The expansion of access to the internet in Africa is a game of political power and control. I reached this conclusion as we mapped and analysed the main internet governance issues this past week during the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG).

Experiencing the African possibilities, through AfriSIG 2016
Experiencing the African possibilities, through AfriSIG 2016 25 October 2016 Thato Mfikwe

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 2016 is one of the most impactful programmes I have attended. I am grateful for the training that will definitely enhance my work around advocacy for open and affordable internet access.