Africa

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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What steps can Africans take and lead in internet governance and social justice?

Almost three years ago, I published a blog post on CircleID titled ““Internet Governance: Why Africa Should Take the Lead””:https://ephraimkenyanito.com/2014/02/25/internet-governance-why-africa-should-take-the-lead/.

The National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper South Africa 2016: Commentary on the internet

The recently published white paper focuses on convergence of modern and traditional modes of communication, which is a big step in connecting the present to the future of information and communications technologies (ICTs). The use of data in formulating policies and monitoring progress is also a great step towards an evidence-based policy that measures progress within set timelines.

Data for better policy making

Image credits: sparkexperience.comImage credits: sparkexperience.comInformation and communications technology (ICT) policy makers are confronted with the conflicting challenge of providing a stable and predictable regulatory environment to maintain existing investments and create room for long-term investments while still adapting to the ever changing ICT

Women’s voices, men’s silence

This article explores the persuasiveness of women’s rights activists in Africa and proposes ways in which activists can counter the silence of men when it comes to these issues.

Are human rights enough?

In the past few days I got to thinking a lot about women’s rights.

Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document

By Center for Information Technology and Development (December 2016, CITAD )

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The internet shutdown in Gambia: Our story

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#KeepitOn: Joint letter on the internet and the election in Gambia

30 November 2016 (Various for APCNews)

In a letter signed by several organisations to President Yahya Jammeh, they urgently request the stability and openness of the internet to be ensured during the forthcoming elections in Gambia on December 1, after receiving unconfirmed reports through a variety of sources that the government of Gambia intends to shut down the internet. We implore you to keep the internet on.

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APC welcomes ACHPR Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Information and Expression on the Internet in Africa

24 November 2016 (APCNews)

APC welcomes the Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Expression on the Internet in Africa adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul on 4 November 2016. The resolution comes at a crucial moment, with the region witnessing regular internet shutdowns which impact directly on freedom of expression, in countries such as Gabon and Ethiopia.

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