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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 situation in the country.

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.

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.

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 Maureen Nwobodo and Shawna Finnegan

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.

Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting
Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting 27 February 2014

APC’s efforts to ensure affordable and equitable internet access focus significantly on radio spectrum. While use of wireless internet, particularly through mobile devices, is growing exponentially in the developing world, access to reliable and affordable broadband continues to be a challenge, especially for remote and rural locations. Open, development-oriented spectrum management has great...

Policing the internet: Intermediary liability in Africa
Policing the internet: Intermediary liability in Africa 02 October 2013

Holding internet intermediaries liable is an increasing global trend that transfers the responsibilities of law enforcement, as well as of copyright enforcement, to internet service providers (ISP), both large and small. Internet intermediaries are therefore increasingly used to police and enforce the law on the internet and even to mete out punishments ranging from content control to...

Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria and APC raise awareness in Nigeria on internet intermediary liability
Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria and APC raise awareness in Nigeria on internet intermediary liability 05 September 2013 Maureen Nwobodo

With the recent plans of the Nigerian legislature to introduce liability to internet intermediaries in the country, there is a strong need to create awareness amongst its citizens. To shed light on this matter, Maureen Nwobodo, APC’s Google Policy Fellow, interviews Mr. Gbenga Sesan, the Executive Director Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria (PIN).

Internet Intermediary Liability in Nigeria: New legislation threatens internet freedom
Internet Intermediary Liability in Nigeria: New legislation threatens internet freedom 26 August 2013 Maureen Nwobodo

Maureen Nwobodo, a Google policy fellow supporting APC’s work on intermediary liabilities from Nigeria, analyses how new legislation is using the private sector to police the flow of information online.

Digital Migration in Nigeria: Media Briefing and Workshop
Digital Migration in Nigeria: Media Briefing and Workshop 15 June 2011

Media Briefing (June 27) African countries are committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. Africa’s digital transition in broadcasting has the potential to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on TV and to increase the number of people who will be able to watch it. However, it is also a costly process and involves decisions on a range of issues which im...

More spectrum could make licensing a more transparent process in Nigeria
More spectrum could make licensing a more transparent process in Nigeria 24 January 2011 Fola Odufuwa

Nigeria is arguably one of the leading countries in Africa with respect to spectrum deregulation and licensing. However while the country follows best practices on the telecommunications side, the process for allocating broadcasting licenses and frequencies lacks transparency and is still dependant on Presidential approval. As the two regulatory bodies prepare to merge to form a single entity, ...

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