African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

Openness, transparency and accountability: A chat interview with Alan Barrett, AFRINIC's CEO
Openness, transparency and accountability: A chat interview with Alan Barrett, AFRINIC's CEO 28 October 2016 Yolanda Mlonzi for APCNews

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).

"AfriSIG has been improving every year": Interview with Dr Mawaki Chango
"AfriSIG has been improving every year": Interview with Dr Mawaki Chango 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

Dr Mawaki Chango is the Founder & Managing Director of DigiLexis Consulting.

Avri Doria shares her insights on the 2016 African School of Internet Governance
Avri Doria shares her insights on the 2016 African School of Internet Governance 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

This year’s African School on Internet Governance included a practicum exercise coordinated by Avri Doria, a highly respected member of both the internet technical community and the global internet governance community, as well as an APC member and volunteer.

Bob Ochieng praises diversity of African School on Internet Governance
Bob Ochieng praises diversity of African School on Internet Governance 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

APCNews spoke with Bob Ochieng, ICANN stakeholder engagement manager for Africa and a faculty member for the 2016 African School on Internet Governance, to gather his impressions on the experience. Ochieng had high praise for the diversity represented by this year’s AfriSIG class, as well as a few pointers for future editions of the School.

“I find the voice of Africa to be quiet on issues of internet governance”: An interview with Pria Chetty
“I find the voice of Africa to be quiet on issues of internet governance”: An interview with Pria Chetty 28 October 2016 Yolanda Mlonzi for APCNews

At the recently concluded 2016 edition of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), APCNews spoke with Pria Chetty, the regional director of EndCode, who formed part of this year’s faculty team.

Internet governance in Africa: Reflections from the director of the Internet Governance ICT Infrastructure Support, Palesa Legoze
Internet governance in Africa: Reflections from the director of the Internet Governance ICT Infrastructure Support, Palesa Legoze 28 October 2016 Yolanda Mlonzi for APCNews

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.

The human rights paradigm in internet governance: An interview with David Souter
The human rights paradigm in internet governance: An interview with David Souter 28 October 2016 Yolanda Mlonzi for APCNews

David Souter is a longstanding associate of APC, and has worked for more than 20 years on the relationship between information and communications technologies (ICTs) and public policy, particularly in the areas of development, the environment, governance (including internet governance) and rights.    

A painting of an African feminist internet
A painting of an African feminist internet 25 October 2016 Irene Kagoya, Communications and advocacy officer, Akina Mama wa Afrika

The internet remains one of the historical developments transforming human behaviour, greatly impacting on the social, economic, cultural and political spheres of life at an incredible speed.

African governments should harness the internet to engage with citizens
African governments should harness the internet to engage with citizens 24 October 2016 Prudence Nyamishana

There is a drive to connect one billion persons worldwide by 2020. As more Africans get online, governments have the responsibility to protect the rights and freedoms of their citizens. Yet what we see currently are increased cases of crackdown on dissenting voices.    

Inside the Information Society: Internet governance needs African experience of African issues
Inside the Information Society: Internet governance needs African experience of African issues 17 October 2016 David Souter

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog reviews what this year’s African School on Internet Governance said about Africa’s Internet governance priorities.  

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