Internet governance

“More evidence-based research is needed on internet rights in the region”: APC at the Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa Summit
“More evidence-based research is needed on internet rights in the region”: APC at the Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa Summit 27 October 2016 Rafik Dammak

Group photo at the IGMENA Summit. Tunis, 2nd October 2016. Source: IGMENA Between 30 September and 2 October, the Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (iGmena) programme organised its first summit in Tunis: inviting its alumni, partners, and others to participate. The iGmena Summit, hosted by local media company Wasabi, took place at the Cogite Coworking Space, which provided an informal and more relaxing environment than usual conference venues. As a partner, APC joined th...

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

Prudence NyamishamaThere 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. In Kenya, bloggers have been arrested; in Ethiopia, bloggers have been jailed and continue to face serious threats; in Nigeria, the government is using section 24 of the Cybercrime Act 2015 as a tool for clampdo...

The African School on Internet Governance 2016 in images!
The African School on Internet Governance 2016 in images! 19 October 2016 APCNews

Have you ever thought about the massive and significant role that the internet plays in the world? And how its governance impacts and relates to the African continent? These are just some of the questions that were addressed by participants at the fourth African School on Internet Governance held in Durban, South Africa, from 11 to 15 October 2016. Check here for more updates!

Africa discusses regional and global internet governance
Africa discusses regional and global internet governance 14 October 2016

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Africa gets ready for exciting events on internet governance
Africa gets ready for exciting events on internet governance 06 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

APC is gearing up for three exciting events starting soon in Durban, South Africa: the African Gender and Internet Governance eXchange (gigX), the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) and the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF). First up, on 10 October, is the gigX event hosted by Women’sNet and WOUGNET, which will bring together women’s rights, internet rights and sexual r...

Mohammed Maskati: "Digital security is still considered something cool and fancy and not taken seriously"
Mohammed Maskati: "Digital security is still considered something cool and fancy and not taken seriously" 05 October 2016 Leila Nachawati Rego

Mohammed Maskati at IGMENA, Tunis. 2 October 2016. Photo by Leila Nachawati Rego Mohammed al-Maskati is a renowned Bahraini human rights defender and founder of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights. He works as a digital security consultant for Front Line Defenders, a human rights organisation founded in 2001 to protect human rights defenders at risk. He has worked with a diversity of int...

At the Internet Governance Middle East and North Africa Summit: What is the role of civil society?
At the Internet Governance Middle East and North Africa Summit: What is the role of civil society? 29 September 2016

Together for a free and open internet is the motto for this year’s IGMENA Summit, an event bringing together more than a hundred digital rights activists, human rights defenders, journalists and other stakeholders around internet rights and internet governance in the Middle East and North Africa, between 30 September and 2 October in Tunis. Is there a shrinking space for privacy in Gulf count...

Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: South Africa
Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: South Africa 06 September 2016 Doutje Lettinga and Lars van Troost, editors

In collecting essays for this third volume in the Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy series, the editors started from an open question, rather than an assumption. The key question of this volume is to what extent South Africa has used its power and influence for human rights promotion and protection abroad, and whether it is likely to do so in the future. Following earlier publications o...

Inside the Information Society: ‘Information for all’ and the power of intermediaries
Inside the Information Society: ‘Information for all’ and the power of intermediaries 05 August 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 is about the growing role of intermediaries in information access. The Internet, we all agree, has transformed access to information. Those of us with broadband access – though, let’s remember, that’s a minority worldwide – can, increasingly, acce...

Call for applications for the fourth African School on Internet Governance
Call for applications for the fourth African School on Internet Governance 03 August 2016

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency are pleased to announce the call for applications for the fourth African School on Internet Governance. The 2016 School will be held in Durban, South Africa from 11 to 15 October 2016 in conjunction with the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Have you ever thought about the massive and sign...

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