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.
Affordability is one of the primary barriers to internet access, and particularly to optimal use. Knowing this fully from our previous research, Research ICT Africa (RIA) conducted focus groups in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda in November 2016.
Internet use barriers and user strategies: Perspectives from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda
OTT services have become the main entry point to the internet for most users in the prepaid mobile environment that characterises most African markets.
Helen Nyinakiiza, a digital security trainer for human rights defenders and consultant for Amnesty’s Panic Button project, recently joined the APC network as an individual member.
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.
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.
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?
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.