African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)
African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 22 March 2017

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), an initiative founded by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), is a multistakeholder training initiative that aims to give Africans from diverse sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to participate effectively in internet governance processes and debates nationally, regionally and globally. It contributes towards increasing t...

APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2017
APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2017 04 March 2017

The Internet Freedom Festival (IFF), which takes place in Valencia, Spain on a yearly basis, has become one of the main events for civil society to gather around issues of surveillance, censorship and circumvention worldwide. Hundreds of activists, journalists and members of the technical community get together to explore trends, challenges and strategies. At this 2017 edition, APC is fully supporting the IFF as a partner, along with organisations like Hivos and ...

APC's statement on the internet shutdown in Cameroon
APC's statement on the internet shutdown in Cameroon 30 January 2017 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) notes with grave concern the restrictions on internet access – commonly known as internet shutdowns – ordered by the government of Cameroon. The restrictions, which have been in effect since 17 January 2017, have specifically targeted Anglophone regions of Cameroon, reportedly following protests against the marginalisation of Anglophone C...

Sekoetlane Phamodi, APC’s new Africa policy coordinator: “Women are holding knives by their blades”
Sekoetlane Phamodi, APC’s new Africa policy coordinator: “Women are holding knives by their blades” 13 January 2017 APC

A fundamental challenge in need of urgent resolution in the digital age is how to protect human rights and freedoms on the internet, and the African continent is no exception. African internet rights are at the core of APC’s work and will take another step forward with our new Africa policy regional coordinator, Sekoetlane Phamodi, who just joined APC. Sekoetlane Phamodi is a Black feminist a...

APC subgrant supports advocacy to solve internet access problems in Cameroon
APC subgrant supports advocacy to solve internet access problems in Cameroon 22 December 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

APC member organisation PROTEGE QV is hosting a training workshop on advocacy strategies to push for a faster internet in Cameroon from 19 to 23 December. The workshop has brought together close to 20 participants including telecommunication students, media representatives, industry players and members of civil society. The aim of this workshop is to analyse a number of problems encountered in ...

Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document
Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document 06 December 2016 Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

Although in a number of countries the gender dimension of the digital divide has been bridged, this is not so in Nigeria, where there is huge differential between men and women in terms of access to and use of the internet. Within the country, it is worse in the states in the northern parts of the country. This is due to a number of factors including culture, religion, education and attitudes. ...

Internet governance schools: Building engagement with the IGF
Internet governance schools: Building engagement with the IGF 08 November 2016 Joash Ntenga Moitui

The 2016 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) provided a platform for discussion of issues relating to internet governance. The beauty of the school is pegged on the diverse nature of the participants drawn from different countries and from fields that include civil society, academia, the technical community and the government. With mottled experience drawn from different contexts co...

African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience
African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience 31 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

The fourth edition of the African School on Internet Governance (#AfriSIG2016), co-organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), took place from 11 to 15 October 2016 in Durban, South Africa. This year’s AfriSIG produced a total of 44 graduates, all of whom were very engaged in one way or another. At the beginning...

"AfriSIG is fulfilling a major need": Gbenga Sesan of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
"AfriSIG is fulfilling a major need": Gbenga Sesan of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria 31 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

Gbenga 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. APCNews: What is your general impression about the school? Gbenga Sesan: The school is an important part of the capacity- b...

Interview with Chenai Chair: Perspectives of a graduate and coach
Interview with Chenai Chair: Perspectives of a graduate and coach 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

Chenai Chair, researcher and communications/evaluations officer at Research ICT Africa, was an AfriSIG participant and graduate of the 2015 edition. This year, however, she became a member of the faculty, and did a spectacular job as team coach, assisting Avri Doria in the practicum sessions. In this interview, she shares her insights from that new position. APCNews: How did you gener...

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