Mobile Phone: A Public Tool. Analysing the Use of Mobile Technology in Civic Participation, Education and Health

By Saleema Razvi, Ritu Srivastava and Buddhadeb Halder with collaboration of others (October 2016, Digital Empowerment Foundation and UNICEF India )

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Experiencing the African possibilities, through AfriSIG 2016

from South Africa

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

The politics of access

from Zimbabwe

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).

A painting of an African feminist internet


Irene KagoyaIrene 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.

African governments should consider harnessing the internet as an enabler to engage with citizens


Prudence NyamishamaPrudence NyamishamaThere is a drive to connect one billion persons worldwide by 2020. As more Africans get online, governments have the responsibility to protect the rights and freedoms of their citizens. Yet what we see currently are increased cases of crackdown on dissenting voices.

The African School on Internet Governance 2016 in images!

Have you ever thought about the massive and significant role that the internet plays in the world? And how its governance impacts and relates to the African continent? These are just some of the questions that were addressed by participants at the fourth African School on Internet Governance held in Durban, South Africa, from 11 to 15 October 2016.

Africa discusses regional and global internet governance

DURBAN 14 October 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC, members and partners are playing a key role in three exciting events happening in Durban, South Africa: the African Gender and Internet Governance eXchange, the African School on Internet Governance and the African Internet Governance Forum.

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Africa gets ready for exciting events on internet governance

6 October 2016 (Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews)

APC is gearing up for three exciting events starting soon in Durban, South Africa: the African Gender and Internet Governance eXchange (gigX), the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) and the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF).

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Mohammed Maskati: "Digital security is still considered something cool and fancy and not taken seriously"

TUNIS 5 October 2016 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

APCNews spoke with Mohammed al-Maskati, a renowned Bahraini human rights defender and digital security consultant for Front Line Defenders, during the recent Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (IGMENA) Summit in Tunis.

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Policy submission: Alternatives for Affordable Communications in rural South Africa

By Various (September 2016, The Association for Progressive Communications, Research ICT Africa, the Freedom of Expression Institute of South Africa, Media Monitoring Africa, the Right To Know Campaign, the Internet Society (Gauteng Chapter), the Soweto Wireless User Group and Zenzeleni Networks )
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