Africa

Online surveillance and censorship in Sudan

SUDAN

Background

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

MAPUTO

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

LAGOS

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

ABUJA 20 March 2014 (Maureen Nwobodo and Shawna Finnegan for APCNews)

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.

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The Video-For-Change Africa Network is Born!

South Africa

Last week, video for change activists convened at the University of Cape Town in South Africa to share and learn from one another on how video is being used to create social change in East and Southern Africa.

APC's proposals for NETmundial

(March 2014, APC )
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