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Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa
Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa 26 January 2017 APC

Masibulele Jay Siya told APCNews the story of Mankosi, a village that came together to build and maintain its own telecommunications network and offer affordable communications to the people in rural Eastern Cape.

Sekoetlane Phamodi, APC’s new Africa policy coordinator: “Women are holding knives by their blades”
Sekoetlane Phamodi, APC’s new Africa policy coordinator: “Women are holding knives by their blades” 13 January 2017 APC

African internet rights are at the core of APC’s work and will take another step forward with our new Africa policy regional coordinator, Sekoetlane Phamodi, who just joined APC.

Role of internet in realising sexual and reproductive rights in Uganda: Interview with Allana Kembabazi
Role of internet in realising sexual and reproductive rights in Uganda: Interview with Allana Kembabazi 13 January 2017 Tarryn Booysen

The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2016 focuses on economic, social, cultural rights (ESCRs) and the link it has to the internet.

What steps can Africans take and lead in internet governance and social justice?
What steps can Africans take and lead in internet governance and social justice? 14 December 2016 Ephraim Percy Kenyanito

Almost three years ago, I published a blog post on CircleID titled “Internet Governance: Why Africa Should Take the Lead"    

The National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper South Africa 2016: Commentary on the internet
The National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper South Africa 2016: Commentary on the internet 14 December 2016 Esther Kamande

The recently published white paper focuses on convergence of modern and traditional modes of communication, which is a big step in connecting the present to the future of information and communications technologies (ICTs). The use of data in formulating policies and monitoring progress is also a great step towards an evidence-based policy that measures progress within set timelines.

Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document
Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document 06 December 2016 Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

In an effort to develop appropriate strategies for digital inclusion of women in northern Nigeria, CITAD undertook pilot research to understand the factors that inhibit the effective use of the internet by women in the region, with the support of an APC subgrant.

Interview with Chenai Chair: Perspectives of a graduate and coach
Interview with Chenai Chair: Perspectives of a graduate and coach 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

Chenai Chair, researcher and communications/evaluations officer at Research ICT Africa, was an AfriSIG participant and graduate of the 2015 edition. This year, however, she became a member of the faculty, and did a spectacular job as team coach, assisting Avri Doria in the practicum sessions. In this interview, she shares her insights from that new position.

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).

Policy submission: Alternatives for Affordable Communications in rural South Africa
Policy submission: Alternatives for Affordable Communications in rural South Africa 15 September 2016 Various

This joint submission to the Parliament of South Africa hearings on "The Cost to Communicate in South Africa" focuses on innovative regulatory responses to increase affordable rural access, and presents alternatives for policy implementation that could contribute to meeting service targets.

Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: South Africa
Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: South Africa 06 September 2016 Doutje Lettinga and Lars van Troost, editors

The key question of this volume is to what extent South Africa has used its power and influence for human rights promotion and protection abroad. APC’s Anriette Esterhuysen, Emilar Vushe and Deborah Brown co-authored the chapter on privacy, security and internet governance.

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