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.

FIFAfrica 2017: Send your suggestions of session topics!
FIFAfrica 2017: Send your suggestions of 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.

How women in the global South are reclaiming social media to combat femicide
How women in the global South are reclaiming social media to combat femicide 08 June 2017

In May 2017, countless South African women took to Twitter and Facebook to share their experiences of abuse under the hashtag #MenAreTrash. The outpour of tweets and Facebook posts was sparked by the murder of Karabo Mokoena, a 22-year-old woman who was allegedly killed and burned by her boyfriend.

First we’ll take Huairou and then we’ll take New York:  Hacking the UN to code technology and women’s rights into the system
First we’ll take Huairou and then we’ll take New York: Hacking the UN to code technology and women’s rights into the system 06 June 2017

From creating a space in a tent in Huairou to the well-known NGO “alternative space”, Church Centre of the United Nations, to the leather seats and imposing “heart” of the United Nations Headquarters, place of government representatives, we journey with APC Women's Rights Programme.

Tackling the gender digital divide in Africa
Tackling the gender digital divide in Africa 01 June 2017

The emergence of the internet is touted as an opportunity for women in Africa to "play catch up" after years of being "left out". But what are African women’s realities and to what extent can the internet be made accessible to them and have meaningful impact in their lives?

Natasha Msonza
Natasha Msonza 31 May 2017

APC celebrates Africa Day with roundtable addressing human rights and the internet
APC celebrates Africa Day with roundtable addressing human rights and the internet 25 May 2017

As the world commemorates Africa Day this week, APC is convening a roundtable in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission and the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions in Johannesburg, South Africa.