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Intermediary liability in Uganda
Intermediary liability in Uganda 26 October 2012 Ashnah Kalemera, Lillian Nalwoga and Wairagala Wakabi

This paper explores regulations relevant to the responsibilities of intermediaries in Uganda. It cites incidences of content takedowns, attempts to block access to internet content, mobile content filtering and media persecutions, and the applicable sections of the law.

Focus on internet and human rights in South Africa: Interview with Jane Duncan
Focus on internet and human rights in South Africa: Interview with Jane Duncan 11 October 2012 Alan Finlay

“South Africa has adopted some of the more problematic elements of the new post-9/11 surveillance regime, many of which have been authored in supposedly liberal democracies, while failing to incorporate key safeguards that may have been incorporated in these democracies,” says Jane Duncan in an interview for the forthcoming Global Information Society Watch.

Online censorship in South Africa: Protecting or policing?
Online censorship in South Africa: Protecting or policing? 25 June 2012 Sonia Randhawa

The Spear is a painting that depicts the South African president Jacob Zuma in a rallying pose, with genitals exposed. It has caused controversy and been defaced. Images of the painting have gone viral on internet. In late May 2012, the South African Film and Publications Board classified the painting, as not suitable for people under the age of 16. But in a country where one in four women is r...

Digital Security: Drop-in centre of Ugandan sex worker organisation raided
Digital Security: Drop-in centre of Ugandan sex worker organisation raided 11 May 2012 FD

“Sex work may be illegal in Uganda, but providing services for sex workers is clearly not,” reads a statement put out on May 9 by WONETHA, a health and human rights organisation, in reaction to a serious crack-down on its activities by Ugandan municipal police.

Digital transition in Senegal – let’s not forget the social costs
Digital transition in Senegal – let’s not forget the social costs 29 November 2011 LC

For developing countries, digital broadcasting migration is yet another issue in a long list of challenges. In a new report written by Coura Fall for APC, the ICT (information and communication technology) expert explains that the transition presents more than economic challenges. Social challenges must also be taken into account.    

First things first: Nigeria needs a regulatory framework to continue digital migration
First things first: Nigeria needs a regulatory framework to continue digital migration 31 October 2011 LC

Nigeria has been ahead of the game when it comes to digital broadcast migration, and has set itself the bold target of completing the migration by June 2012. But a new report by APC reveals that things are not moving because the policy framework still has not been approved, meaning that Nigeria will not likely meet its target.

Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Nigeria Workshop Report
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Nigeria Workshop Report 29 September 2011 Emmanuel Edet

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Balancing Act, with support from the Open Society Institute (OSI), is undertaking an initiative which looks at the benefits and challenges that come with the transition to digital broadcasting in Africa.

Dot.Africa? First Southern African IGF starts Sept 1
Dot.Africa? First Southern African IGF starts Sept 1 26 August 2011 APC

On September 1-3 the first ever Southern African Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Johannesburg in preparation for the global UN internet forum to be held in Kenya.

Television White Spaces Spectrum Workshop: Opportunities for Kenya and South Africa
Television White Spaces Spectrum Workshop: Opportunities for Kenya and South Africa 10 August 2011

The programme will be developed by APC together with the programme with Google Africa and the Open Spectrum Alliance and Steve Song.

TV white space spectrum workshop looks at Kenya and South Africa
TV white space spectrum workshop looks at Kenya and South Africa 10 August 2011 APC

Unused TV white spaces could be the way to get highspeed wireless internet to millions living outside major African cities. Manufacturers are gearing up for mass production of white space devices and now is the time to act. APC and partners are coordinating an important workshop for govt officials, regulators and professionals in October.    

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