Nigeria

APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017
APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017 09 October 2017

APC’s subgranting programme in its second year awarded a total of USD 273,986 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Eighteen member organisations were recipients of 21 grants, 10 of which are project grants of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other 11 are research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each. Funds were also used to support the research of 28 national reports for the 2017 Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report...

Kano Digital Summer Institute trainees urged to utilize acquired skills, receive certificates
Kano Digital Summer Institute trainees urged to utilize acquired skills, receive certificates 25 July 2017

The week long Kano Digital Summer Institute (KDSI) for young women has successfully come to an end with a closing ceremony where the instructors, organizers, associates, trainees, their relations, other stakeholders and the media were present. The summer training has introduced the young women trainees into various important ICT skills aimed at serving as empowerment mechanism to the young ladies. Skills acquired by the trainees during the summer included mobile apps, photography, film and vi...

Fantsuam holds training on identifying fake cables for improved internet access
Fantsuam holds training on identifying fake cables for improved internet access 11 July 2017

Fantsuam Foundation has hosted a training of its CSO partners and some members of the general public on how to identify fake connecting cables. The initiative, supported by Association for Progressive Communications (APC), is part of  Fantsuam’s research into how to improve Internet access in the country through regulation of Connecting Cables Marketing and Production in Nigeria.The trai...

Centre for Information Technology and Development
Centre for Information Technology and Development 12 August 2015

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation that is committed to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development and promotion of good governance. CITAD sees technology as tool to promote sustainable development, good government and peaceful coexistence. It uses ICT to empower youth and women throug...

Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access
Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access 13 April 2015

  Infrastructure sharing is an operational strategy designed to minimise the resources needed for communication infrastructure, making it much less costly and faster to deploy. By freeing up the resources required for network construction, broadband can be made more affordable for users. In addition, cost savings mean more funds can become available for network deployment in areas that may...

ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum
ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum 01 August 2014 ET

“As Africans we care about the internet, and not only about getting access to it but we also care about how, and by whom, it is governed,” says APCs Emilar Gandhi who recently returned from the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organised a workshop on public access to information and communications technologies (ICTs). In an online interview, Emilar spo...

Intermediary liability: Preventing hate speech online in Kenya
Intermediary liability: Preventing hate speech online in Kenya 19 May 2014 MN

With a new regime in Kenya, the fate of internet intermediaries is uncertain. Two years after the publication of an APC research report on the issue, Grace Githaiga talked to APCNews on the latest developments in the country. What are the new challenges currently faced by Kenya in terms of intermediary liability? Kenya just went through a first general election under a new constitution last ye...

Intermediary liability: New developments in South Africa
Intermediary liability: New developments in South Africa 19 May 2014

Although internet intermediaries in South Africa are fairly protected against liability for their users’ content or behaviour on their platforms and networks, this comes with some rules that they have to abide by. Two years after the publication of an APC research report on intermediary liability in South Africa, APCNews talked to researchers Alex Comninos and Andrew Rens about the current si...

Intermediary liability: Internet policies that affect Africans
Intermediary liability: Internet policies that affect Africans 15 May 2014 MN

Many governments in Africa are establishing regulations to further control the flow of information on the internet. This trend includes holding intermediaries liable for content circulated by their users on their platforms and networks. APCNews talked to researcher Nicolo Zingales to find out more about the issue in the African context. What aspects of intermediary liability do you think are re...

Online freedoms absent and sexual rights rejected in Nigeria's Universal Periodic Review
Online freedoms absent and sexual rights rejected in Nigeria's Universal Periodic Review 20 March 2014

Civil society groups spoke out today at the Human Rights Council 25th session in Geneva as Nigeria rejects recommendations to ensure the universality of human rights as part of its Universal Periodic Review. In a joint oral statement endorsed by Fantsuam Foundation, Development Dynamics, PEN Nigeria, and CIVICUS, representatives from APC urged the government of Nigeria to reconsider policies an...

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