Africa

The Gambia YMCA, APC's newest member: "Our people have yet to move away from fear"
The Gambia YMCA, APC's newest member: "Our people have yet to move away from fear" 31 July 2018 APCNews

“Our people are yet to move away from the fear of over 22 years of dictatorial regime, from the fear of openly talking about current affairs or speak their mind." This is how APC's newest member, The Gambia YMCA Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio, describes the current state of affairs in their country, where they try to effect change with their work. Since its foundation in 1979, The Gambia YMCA has been involved in youth-related and development ...

KICTANet: State of data protection in Kenya
KICTANet: State of data protection in Kenya 27 July 2018 KICTANet

In the last two decades, Kenya mobile communications and internet connectivity have rapidly increased. With these developments, the country has also developed a data economy. The data economy is the wealth and resources created from collection and processing of data. It is the cornerstone of the fourth industrial revolution which uses digital technologies to carry out processes, be they physical, digital, or biological. A key feature of the revolution is data-driven decision making, creation ...

Rudi International
Rudi International 26 July 2018

Rudi International is a non-profit organisation based in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. They currently run three main programmes: Rudi Education (a sponsorship programme for education targeting children affected by conflict), Encourage Mothers (focusing on empowering women affected by conflict to be self-sustaining in their communities), and a programme focused on information and...

Concern on the growing trend of stringent regulation of the internet in East African states
Concern on the growing trend of stringent regulation of the internet in East African states 24 July 2018

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), acting through the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa (the Special Rapporteur) Commissioner Lawrence Mute, and the Country Rapporteur responsible for monitoring the human rights situation in Kenya and Tanzania Commissioner Solomon Dersso, wishes to expres...

Joint statement on attacks on environmental activists in South Africa
Joint statement on attacks on environmental activists in South Africa 17 July 2018 Various

The undersigned organisations condemn the recent vicious attacks on environmental justice activists in South Africa. In one case, we are outraged at the reported murder on 11 July 2018 of Mr. D. Panza, an activist who had opposed a relocation of the community in KwaDube in KwaZulu Natal (KZN). KZN violence monitor Mary de Haas has reported that people living on this land have been informed by v...

Views and perspectives on gender rights online for the global South: “Redefining rights for a gender-inclusive networked future”
Views and perspectives on gender rights online for the global South: “Redefining rights for a gender-inclusive networked future” 06 July 2018 Amrita Choudhury and Nadira Al-Araj

The internet today has been recognized as one of the key enablers to bridge the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots"; empowering women, indigenous population and ethnic minorities. While the number of internet users has been growing significantly, yet significant discrepancies on who can actually access and benefit from it has been observed. In fact, there is a significant differenc...

The Gambia YMCA Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio
The Gambia YMCA Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio 05 July 2018

Since its foundation in 1979, The Gambia YMCA Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio has been involved in youth-related and development activities. It has branches in every region of the country. The overall aim of The Gambia YMCA is to continue to help develop the potential of Gambian youth so that they will be empowered with the necessary skills to be able to live and...

Regards croisés sur la Déclaration Africaine des Droits et Libertés de l’Internet au Cameroun
Regards croisés sur la Déclaration Africaine des Droits et Libertés de l’Internet au Cameroun 04 July 2018 Protege QV

Les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TICs) constituent désormais non seulement un vecteur principal et efficace de développement tous azimuts dans les économies du monde, mais en même temps une éventuelle source de menaces économiques, sociales, politiques et même une menace d’atteinte aux droits humains, notamment la libre expression des opinions dans nos socié...

Watching Cameroon through the lenses of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms
Watching Cameroon through the lenses of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms 04 July 2018 Protege QV

Information and communication technologies have now become not only a main and effective all-out development’s vector across the world economies, but also at the same time, a potential source of economic, social and political threat and even, a threat to human rights, notably the free expression in our societies. The government of Cameroon, a country of 22 million inhabitants located in the c...

Universal Periodic Review
Universal Periodic Review 02 July 2018

In partnership with members and networks, APC’s Internet Rights programme advocates for the protection, promotion and respect of human rights at the national level through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council involving a review of the human rights records of all UN member states. With our members and partners, APC has submitted stakehol...

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