Africa

Uganda anti homosexuality bill boomeranging back on the web

KAMPALA 5 December 2012 (FD for APCNews)

Do you remember the culture jamming actions against official websites in Uganda last August? Anonymous activists managed to modify content on presidential and governmental websites in a way that showed the government as apologizing to the Ugandan LGBT community for repeated persecution of gays and lesbians. Just a few months later, Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is there again and it could be passed into law imminently.

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Internet Governance and Africa

Grahamstown

Nigerian freelance journalist Emeka Umejei already reported on African internet governance during last September’s Highway Africa (HA) http://www.americandailyherald.com/world-news/africa/item/africa-s-place.... Since then, we’re being confronted with internet governance issues at the current ITU-organised World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai.

Internet Freedom and Journalism

Grahamstown

Highway Africa may seem far away, but the media and ICT conference comes back haunting, as the World is watching the contentious ITU discussions unfolding in Dubai.

WCIT and Africa

Grahamstown

The Internet stands at a crossroads. Built from the bottom up, powered by the people, it has become a powerful economic engine and a positive social force.

APC's Anriette Esterhuysen a finalist for IT personality of the year

JOHANNESBURG 1 December 2012 (IT web online)

Now in its 34th year, the IT Personality of the Year recognises a person who has made an outstanding impact on the South African ICT industry and a significant contribution to the ICT profession. Among this year’s five finalists (out of 10 nominees) was APC Executive director, Anriette Esterhuysen.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Violence is too costly for women and girls

KINSHASA 22 November 2012 (Si Jeunesse Savait)

As the world is about to celebrate 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, and following the taking of Goma and Sake, two cities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo by the M23 rebels, the young feminist and congolese organisation Si Jeunesse Savait is concerned by recent developments in the situation, which echoes through the media.

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A quick report on the CSSA presidential awards breakfast

Johannesburg, Gauteng

APC Staff at the CSSA presidential awards breakfast, November 8 2012APC Staff at the CSSA presidential awards breakfast, November 8 2012

The Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA) President’s Awards exclusive business breakfast was held at the Montecasino Ballroom in Johannesburg on Thursday November 8, 2012 bright and early at 7:00AM!

Punishment Island, a documentary on disowned women and forgotten lands in Uganda

Punishment Island, a documentary on disowned women and forgotten lands, has started a crowdfunding campaign on Ulule. The mission is reach the target of 10.000 Euros within the end of the year.

The liability of internet intermediaries in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda: An uncertain terrain

By Alex Comninos (October 2012, APC )

This paper is part of a research project conducted on intermediary liability in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda. The paper draws on the independent research conducted by in-country researchers. The research includes five reports, as well as blog posts.

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Intermediary liability in Africa: Baseline studies and summary report

By Various (October 2012, APC )
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