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Take Back the Tech! campaign receives honorary mention in Prix Ars Electronica 2014 02 June 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was recognised with an honorary mention in the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica under the “Digital Communities” category . This category focuses on the wide-ranging social and artistic impact of internet technology as well as on the latest developments i...

Infographic: What is digital migration? MONTEVIDEO 20 May 2014 By APCNews

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

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 intermed...

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

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 ...

New laws in Uganda make internet providers more vulnerable to liability and state intervention
New laws in Uganda make internet providers more vulnerable to liability and state intervention 19 May 2014 By AL for APCNews

Internet intermediaries (ISPs, content providers, infrastructure providers) are increasingly being held liable for the content circulated by users. Two years after conducting research on the issue in Uganda in a project coordinated by APC, Lillian Nalwoga talked to APCNews about the latest developme...

Internet intermediaries: The dilemma of liability in Africa
Internet intermediaries: The dilemma of liability in Africa 19 May 2014 By Emilar Vushe Gandhi for APCNews

Internet access in Africa is growing rapidly, with millions of people from the region getting online, increasing participation in the public sphere, making exciting innovations and creating diverse content. But access barriers and problems remain, not only for upholding human rights online, but also...

New laws affecting intermediary liability in Nigeria
New laws affecting intermediary liability in Nigeria 16 May 2014 By AL for APCNews

APCNews interviewed Gbenga Sesan, executive director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), about the latest trends in the country towards holding intermediaries liable for their users’ behaviour. We also asked him about other pressing internet issues in the country. How do you see the evoluti...