African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

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

AfriSIG 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. 

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. At this 2017 edition, APC is fully supporting the IFF as a partner.

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

APC notes with grave concern the restrictions on internet access – commonly known as internet shutdowns – ordered by the government of Cameroon, which have been in effect since 17 January 2017.

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

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.

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. The workshop has brought together close to 20 participants including telecommunication students, media representatives, industry players and members of civil society.

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)

In an effort to develop appropriate strategies for digital inclusion of women in northern Nigeria, CITAD undertook pilot research to understand the factors that inhibit the effective use of the internet by women in the region, with the support of an APC subgrant.

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.    

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 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.    

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.

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