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Call for Applications for the second African Internet Governance School 2014
Call for Applications for the second African Internet Governance School 2014 03 September 2014

APC and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency–e-Africa Programme call for applications to the second African School on Internet Governance to be held from 23 – 26 November 2014. The venue of the school will be advised in due course.

Public consultation: African declaration for internet rights and freedoms
Public consultation: African declaration for internet rights and freedoms 31 July 2014 ET

Earlier this year, civil society organisations drafted the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms in order to guide internet development across Africa. APC and partners launched a wide, public consultation online and through meetings across the continent. Everyone is invited to contribute. The consultation closes 4 August. French and Arabic versions are available.    

WOUGNET founder named Digital Woman of the Year
WOUGNET founder named Digital Woman of the Year 18 November 2013 Flavia Fascendini

Dr Dorothy Okello, founder of APC member Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET), has been recognised as Africa’s first-ever Digital Woman of the Year.

Cybercafé in Nigeria
Cybercafé in Nigeria 26 August 2013

<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yish/">Photo by Yishay Mor</a><br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52519686@N00/4415604450/in/photolist-7Jc8nd">Original available here</a></p>

Internet Intermediary Liability in Nigeria: New legislation threatens internet freedom
Internet Intermediary Liability in Nigeria: New legislation threatens internet freedom 26 August 2013 Maureen Nwobodo

Maureen Nwobodo, a Google policy fellow supporting APC’s work on intermediary liabilities from Nigeria, analyses how new legislation is using the private sector to police the flow of information online.

New: Update on freedom of expression progress for 10 countries
New: Update on freedom of expression progress for 10 countries 30 January 2013 FD

The 2012 update on action steps for selected countries of GISWatch 2011 looks back at progress in freedom of expression and association for 10 countries: Jamaica, Rwanda, Lebanon, Romania, Indonesia, Cameroon, Argentina, Brazil, India and Nigeria.

Intermediary liability in South Africa
Intermediary liability in South Africa 04 January 2013 Alex Comninos

This paper looks at the role of internet intermediaries in South Africa as well as their limitations on enabling communication and facilitating information flows and the recently placed policy focus on internet intermediaries.

Uganda anti homosexuality bill boomeranging back on the web
Uganda anti homosexuality bill boomeranging back on the web 05 December 2012 FD

Do you remember the culture jamming actions against official websites in Uganda last August? Anonymous activists managed to modify content on presidential and governmental websites in a way that showed the government as apologizing to the Ugandan LGBT community for repeated persecution of gays and lesbians. Just a few months later, Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is there again and it could ...

Intermediary liability in Kenya
Intermediary liability in Kenya 26 October 2012 Alice Munyua, Grace Githaiga and Victor Kapiyo

The rapid growth in internet access and use in Africa, particularly through the mobile internet, makes it imperative for civil society and for internet companies committed to the free flow of information and freedom of expression to better understand how intermediary liability works (or does not work). This paper looks at the role of internet intermediaries as well as their limitations on enabl...

Intermediary liability in Nigeria
Intermediary liability in Nigeria 26 October 2012 'Gbenga Sesan

This paper looks at issues around intermediary liability and the legal and institutional environment in Nigeria, and draws conclusions based on these while making recommendations on how Nigeria can make the best of the on-going legislative processes that will define the liability of intermediaries.

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