Africa

DRC: "Coming up with innovative ways of making the most of the existing infrastructures is a must"

Democratic Republic of Congo

It is 7Pm, under a streetlight, almost hundred students are gathering. All of them are trying to get the best of the yellow light coming on their notepads. It is school examination time, and the only place where there is electricity.

Zimbabwe: New SIM registration database law represses twin rights to privacy and expression

Harare, Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government extended its reach into the private lives of its citizens this week by promulgating a new law establishing a central database of information about all mobile telephone users in the country.

Southern Africa reclaims freedom of expression online

JOHANNESBURG 25 September 2013 (AG for APCNews)

On 20-21 September, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) held a regional dialogue and workshop on “Freedom of expression in cyberspace” in Johannesburg. The event explored how to empower human rights defenders in Southern Africa using the internet. Discussion brought to light issues of intermediary liability, surveillance, human rights, and internet governance.

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Intermediary liability: The process of law making in Nigeria

As part of our work on intermediary liability in Nigeria, APC and Paradigm Initiative developed this reference text, which will be used as an input in workshops to advocate for best practice in internet intermediary regulatory measures in Nigeria.

APC at the African Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi

NAIROBI 23 September 2013 (APCNews)

The second African IGF is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 24-26 September. APC is a sponsoring organisation and is holding a pre-event on on multi-stakeholder processes.

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Trends in violence against women move online, pose complex challenges

18 September 2013 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) is a network of 400 women working in television, film, radio and web-based journalism across 56 countries to overcome barriers by challenging gender-based stereotyping in the media. IAWRT Kenya chapter is partnering in “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” along with Kenya-based partner KICTAnet. APCNews interviews Racheal Nakitare, IAWRT Kenya Chair.

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Practical Guide for Digital Switchover (DSO) in Cameroon

By Lishan Adam, Mike Jensen, Steve Song, Russell Southwood (APC and Balancing Act) (March 2013, APC )

This guide was produced to help with the process of changing the underlying radio broadcast technology from the outdated analogue system to a system based on equipment capable of transmitting and receiving digital signals. It is aimed at groups and individuals implementing the DSO, including policy makers, regulators, telecommunications operators and service providers, and broadcasters and media professionals.

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APC at the West African IGF in Cote d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 3-5 July 2013, the sixth West African Internet Governance Forum was attended by African and international organisations and businesses in addition to delegates from West African countries. Deliberations highlighted access, the dot Africa prospects for internet development in Africa and cybersecurity issues.

Google Big Tent Johannesburg

Johannesburg

“The internet is the industrial revolution of our generation,” said Justin Stanford, Co-founder and CEO, 4Di Group at Big Tent Johannesburg on September 5 2013.

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