African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms
The #KeepItOn Coalition, made up by more than 180 organisations from over 68 countries, including APC, calls on the Nigerian authorities to keep the internet open during the upcoming elections in the country.
Throughout the African continent, where many APC members and partners are based, recent weeks have seen a fresh spate of internet shutdowns that have hindered public access to information and communications.
This paper focuses on the human rights impacts of recent initiatives in three countries (Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania) to “tax” the internet through introducing excise duties on, essentially, internet access and/or use.
There has been an increase in digital rights violations in Africa, such as arrests and intimidation of social media users. This was a recurring theme and discussion topic during the fifth edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018.
AfriSIG fellow Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky reflects on the importance of including youth and grassroots organizations in multistakeholder decision making after the School's collaborative governance workshop.
Three years ago, I caught a flight for the first time to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, excited and nervous to be joining the AfriSIG/gigX class of 2015.
Analysing recent policy developments from across the continent, Majama stressed that a sustainable digitalisation strategy will depend on the “sincere political will” to shift from top-down decision making to a participant culture that puts citizens at the heart of policy making.
APC’s year of transition has been a year of learning and change for all of us. We’ve had a good year, made possible by the spirit, hard work and commitment of the APC staff, the engagement of our members, the guidance of our board of directors, and the support of our partners.
The workshop is the second in a series of regional internet governance capacity development events that ITU is organising in collaboration with other stakeholders.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights expresses concern over the growing trend of states in East Africa adopting stringent regulation measures for the internet and internet platforms.