Africa

Save the date: South Africa to host Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 27-29 September 2017
Save the date: South Africa to host Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 27-29 September 2017 21 April 2017

FIFAfrica convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing internet freedom on the continent.

APC members meet in South Africa to craft a collaborative future
APC members meet in South Africa to craft a collaborative future 15 August 2017

Getting all of our members together is a celebration of the work we have done and the work still ahead. After our last members meeting in Barcelona, Spain, in 2014, the APC network is meeting again from 18 to 20 August in Ithala, South Africa.

FIFAfrica17: Register today!
FIFAfrica17: Register today! 07 August 2017

It is time to register to participate in the Forum for Internet Freedom in Africa (# FIFAfrica17). Come and share your ideas, experiences to contribute to a free, secure and open internet in Africa.

Access and beyond: Gendered barriers to internet use
Access and beyond: Gendered barriers to internet use 17 July 2017

Connecting the next billion, is rightly so, an important issue in ensuring everyone has the choice to access the internet. Women, and in particular those with low levels of income and education, are more likely to be the unconnected. However, gaining access is one thing, but what are the challenges that limit men and women’s experience of the internet and present a barrier to access? In this ...

How women in the global South are reclaiming social media to promote body positivity
How women in the global South are reclaiming social media to promote body positivity 11 July 2017

In this column I am going to explore how women in the global South are reclaiming social media to promote body-positivity. For the purpose of this discussion, I have chosen to focus on social media accounts that show positive, realistic images of varied black and brown women.

AfriSIG alumni: A growing presence in internet governance spaces
AfriSIG alumni: A growing presence in internet governance spaces 28 June 2017

Alumni from the four editions of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) held so far are successfully moving into the internet governance space by participating in major events at both the regional and international levels.

FIFAfrica 2017: Send your suggestions for session topics!
FIFAfrica 2017: Send your suggestions for session topics! 23 June 2017

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and APC are proud to host the upcoming Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica). Take part in shaping the discussions at the upcoming FIFAfrica and send your suggestions of session topics!

Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age
Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age 21 June 2017

What can National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) do to uphold and promote internet rights? We extend an invitation to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to be part of a worldwide movement that seeks to respect, protect and promote human rights in the digital age.

Access and beyond: Navigating mobile costs in communication
Access and beyond: Navigating mobile costs in communication 16 June 2017

The African market is flooded with zero rating services such as Free Basics (Facebook’s zero rating scheme) and other subsidised data strategies. Do these schemes make internet more affordable and bring access to more people in Africa?

African School on Internet Governance wins 2017 WSIS Prize for international and regional cooperation
African School on Internet Governance wins 2017 WSIS Prize for international and regional cooperation 16 June 2017

The African School on Internet Governance was announced this week as the winner of a 2017 World Summit on the Information Society Prize, awarded by the International Telecommunication Union.