Internet governance

African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience
African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience 31 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

The fourth edition of the African School on Internet Governance (#AfriSIG2016), co-organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), took place from 11 to 15 October 2016 in Durban, South Africa. This year’s AfriSIG produced a total of 44 graduates, all of whom were very engaged in one way or another. At the beginning of the school, while some participants had extensive knowledge on internet governance and were read...

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. Bob Ochieng APCNews: What is your general impression about the school? Bob Ochieng: I think the school was very successful in general with a very active...

“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. Pria has been involved with AfriSIG since its inception, so catching up with her was exciting. With the renewal of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) for another 10 years, it is imp...

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. He joined this year’s edition of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) as a facult...

"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. Being a recurrrent member of faculty of the AfriSIG, we thought it wise to collect his impressions about the AfriSIG 2016, in comparison with the previous edition. APCNews: What is your general impression about the school? Mawaki Chango: My general impression is that it has been improving and this year the diverse ...

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. APCNews spoke with Avri to gather her insights on this year’s edition and on AfriSIG in general. APCNews: What is your general impres...

“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...

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 thre...

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

APC, members and partners are playing a key role in three exciting events happening 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).

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