Internet governance

Yay! We did it, AfriSIG 2021 happened!
Yay! We did it, AfriSIG 2021 happened! 08 November 2021 Ruth Atim

The ninth edition of the African School of Internet Governance (AfriSIG) finally happened – virtually, because, well, COVID-19 couldn’t allow various fellows and facility members to attend an in-person school. 

AfriSIG 2021: A unique approach to Africa’s internet development
AfriSIG 2021: A unique approach to Africa’s internet development 03 November 2021 Kenneth Matimaire

What happens when an ardent internet governance activist has to suddenly place themselves in the shoes of the private sector? Or a social tech enthusiast has to play the role of the government during a simulation? Does the shift of perspective strengthen everyone’s grasp of internet governance?

Inside the Digital Society: Eight challenges for internet governance
Inside the Digital Society: Eight challenges for internet governance 02 November 2021 David Souter

At the IGF we often concentrate on specific themes which might be technical, like the domain name system, or more generic such as access or cybersecurity. The challenges I’m going to raise today are more fundamental issues that affect the internet as a whole.

AfriSIG 2021: Does Africa really need the internet?
AfriSIG 2021: Does Africa really need the internet? 02 November 2021 Anne Wangari Njathi and Tsema Yvonne Ede

When discussions around access to the internet are raised, our thoughts turn to whether we have sufficiently solved the issues of poverty, health, education and energy to decide that internet access is a needed right in Africa. But COVID-19 has changed our view of the need for connectivity.

AfriSIG 2021: Sandboxes of our own
AfriSIG 2021: Sandboxes of our own 29 October 2021 Favour Borokini

It is undeniable that our world today is a digital one. It is this world that young Africans are navigating today. Perhaps our play, our natural gravitation towards games, social media and movies, is our way of expressing our desire for mastery, and ultimately our claim on the internet.

Digital rights stories in the Asia-Pacific highlighted in new, thought-provoking film collection
Digital rights stories in the Asia-Pacific highlighted in new, thought-provoking film collection 29 October 2021

The new film collection, Tech Tales, aims to raise awareness on the importance of protecting digital rights in a time of intensifying security risks and rights violations in the Asia-Pacific region.

“Finally I made it”: Passion and commitment to turn the AfriSIG dream into reality
“Finally I made it”: Passion and commitment to turn the AfriSIG dream into reality 27 October 2021 Providence Baraka

For the young person I was, under 25 years, attending the African School on Internet Governance and getting involved in the internet ecosystem in my country was a dream that I will continue to follow.  

AfriSIG 2021: Digital inequality in Africa
AfriSIG 2021: Digital inequality in Africa 27 October 2021 Fatou Sarr

The 2021 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) has brought together actors from digital ecosystems worldwide. It has been a golden opportunity for me and my community as I have learnt about several topics on internet governance.

AfriSIG 2021: African child suffering from impostor syndrome
AfriSIG 2021: African child suffering from impostor syndrome 27 October 2021 Albertine Shipena

How did I make it to the AfriSIG 2021 fellow if I am not deserving (African child suffering from impostor syndrome)?

Launch of the Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean
Launch of the Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean 26 October 2021

The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean, of which APC forms part, responds to our belief that a regional pro-encryption agenda will contribute to guaranteeing the development of the internet ecosystem together with the exercise of democracy and respect for human rights.

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