Africa

An eye-opening experience in Guadalajara

South Africa

Masibulele being interviewed during IGF 2016.Masibulele being interviewed during IGF 2016.My name is Masibulele Siya, but I’m also known as Jay where I live in rural Eastern Cape in South Africa. I was born in the mid-1980’s and raised in these rural areas, but I left my homeland for about seven years for educational purposes.

Promoting the right to information across Africa at the Forum on Internet Freedom

Nigeria

Internet freedom, according to the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2016, means access to any kind of information through the internet. Free flow of information. Nothing should hinder your access.

IGF 2016: How applicable is the multistakeholder approach to internet governance in Africa?

Kampala, Uganda

What is the value for Africans in international internet governance processes if the approach towards internet governance on the continent has not fully embraced the multistakeholder model?

Cameroon maintains internet shutdown despite international outcry

31 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Restrictions on internet access, which have been in effect since 17 January 2017, have specifically targeted Anglophone regions. APC notes with grave concern these shutdowns ordered by the government of Cameroon.

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APC's statement on the internet shutdown in Cameroon

By APC (January 2017, APC )
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Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa

26 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Masibulele Jay Siya told us the story of Mankosi, a village that came together to build and maintain its own telecommunications network and offer affordable communications to the people in rural Eastern Cape.

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Role of internet in realising sexual and reproductive rights in Uganda: Interview with Allana Kembabazi

Uganda

Image Source: Report by Initiative for Social and Economic Rights on Monitoring the Right to HealthImage Source: Report by Initiative for Social and Economic Rights on Monitoring the Right to Health The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2016 focuses on economic, social, cultural rights (ESCRs) and the link it has to the internet.

Sekoetlane Phamodi, APC’s new Africa policy coordinator: “Women are holding knives by their blades”

13 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

African internet rights are at the core of APC’s work and will take another step forward with our new Africa policy regional coordinator, Sekoetlane Phamodi, who just joined APC.

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APC subgrant supports advocacy to solve internet access problems in Cameroon

22 December 2016 (Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews)

APC member organisation PROTEGE QV is hosting a training workshop on strategies to push for a faster internet in Cameroon, using the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms as one of the tools for this advocacy.

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