Mapping the ICT policy environment in South Africa

By Jane Duncan, Alan Finlay, Alexandra Groome, Alex Comninos and Anriette Esterhuysen (May 2014, APC )
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Last Month to apply for UN ECOSOC consultative status to be considered by the 2015 NGO Committee

1 June 2014 is the last day for non-governmental organizations to apply for Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) consultative status in order to have an opportunity to take part in UN deliberations.

Coming of (digital) age: How African feminists are using the internet to change women's lives

LONDON 6 May 2014 (Minna Salami for

In this article, Minna Salami argues that while the digital wave is marked by more diversity than previous feminist waves, it is nevertheless predominantly the ways that white/western feminists challenge patriarchal structures using the internet that has garnered attention. Salami challenges this general trend by sharing a few examples of how African feminists are using the internet to change society.

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Online surveillance and censorship in Sudan



In Sudan there are four licensed telecommunications companies – Sudani, Zain, MTN and Canar ‒ which provide both internet and mobile phone services. Zain, MTN and Canar are foreign-owned companies, while the government owns 22% percent of Sudani shares and the rest are owned by private investors.

Dorcas Muthoni joins Internet Hall of Fame

11 April 2014 (Internet Hall of Fame)

APC is delighted to see Dorcas Muthoni inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Dorcas attended one of the first free and open source software trainings for women in Africa hosted by Women’sNet and the APC Women’s Rights Programme back in 2004. Dorcas initiated AfChix soon after this workshop and has inspired many African women to take up technology and to focus on using free and open source software. (Photo: AfChix)

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National advocacy plan on digital migration in Mozambique


On December 5, 2013, a national advocacy planning workshop on digital migration in Mozambique took place in Maputo.

Nigeria and the UPR: Human rights on the internet


The final adoption of recommendations made to Nigeria at the Universal Periodic Review took place on the 20th of March 2014 (video available here). Nigeria, a member state of the UN, was previously reviewed at the 17th session of the UPR in October 2013.

South Africa - The ICT Policy Review: Where Is the Boldness of Vision?

South Africa

Sick and tired of too much foreign content on television and too much political meddling in the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)? Fed up with some of the most exploitative communications costs in the world?

Online freedoms absent and sexual rights rejected in Nigeria's Universal Periodic Review

20 March 2014
LAGOS 20 March 2014 () -

Civil society groups spoke out today at the Human Rights Council 25th session in Geneva as Nigeria rejects recommendations to ensure the universality of human rights as part of its Universal Periodic Review.

Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on Nigeria

By APC, Development Dynamics, PEN Nigeria, Fantsuam Foundation, CIVICUS (March 2014, )
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