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APC remarks on matter concerning allegations of sexual harassment by specific staff members of an APC member organisation

By APC Board of Directors (November 2016, )
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The missing link: Stories on the struggles for internet freedoms in Southeast Asia


ASEAN's largest gathering of civil society. Timor-Leste, August 2016ASEAN’s largest gathering of civil society. Timor-Leste, August 2016In an effort to broaden the discussion on internet rights and freedoms, along with three other Malaysian activists, I flew to Dili, Timor-Leste in August 2016 to participate in the 11th ASEAN People’s Forum (APF).

African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience

31 October 2016 (Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews)

This year’s AfriSIG took place on 11-15 October 2016 in Durban and produced a total of 44 graduates, all of whom were very engaged in one way or another, and left more enlightened on the fundamentals and mechanisms of internet governance. Here is a debriefing of all that happened.

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"AfriSIG is fulfilling a major need": Gbenga Sesan of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria

Gbenga SesanGbenga SesanGbenga Sesan, executive director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, joined this year’s African School on Internet Governance as a member of the faculty team, and highlighted the contribution it is making to capacity building on internet governance in the region.

Violence against women online stifles freedom of expression

from Uganda

The right to freely express oneself is a fundamental right.

Inside the Information Society: Governing the grown-up Internet

London [31 October 2016]

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post looks at how we think about the internet and how it is governed.

In last week’s post, I offered my framework for the history of the Internet.

Internet governance in Africa: Reflections from the director of the South African Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Palesa Legoze

Durban, South Africa

Shortly after this year’s African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) was held, the 5th African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) took place from 16 to 18 October at the Durban International Convention Centre.

Openness, transparency and accountability: A chat interview with Alan Barrett, AFRINIC's CEO

Durban, South Africa

AFRINIC is home to Africa’s regional internet registry, based in Mauritius, and has three other operational offices in South Africa (technical operations), Egypt (backup and disaster recovery) and Ghana (training coordination).

Experiencing the African possibilities, through AfriSIG 2016

South Africa

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 2016 is one of the most impactful programs I have attended. I am grateful for the training that will definitely enhance my work around advocacy for open and affordable internet access.

The politics of access


The expansion of access to the internet in Africa is a game of political power and control.

I reached this conclusion as we mapped and analysed the main internet governance issues this past week during the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG).

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