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Can infrastructure sharing strategies improve broadband access in Southern Africa?
Can infrastructure sharing strategies improve broadband access in Southern Africa? 19 May 2015

ICT ministries and regulators from Southern Africa are meeting this week to consider ways to use infrastructure sharing to help achieve more universal access to broadband.

Call for applications for the third African School on Internet Governance
Call for applications for the third African School on Internet Governance 22 April 2015 APC

APC and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency are pleased to announce the call for applications for the third African School on Internet Governance.

Unlocking broadband for all: Broadband infrastructure sharing policies and strategies in emerging markets
Unlocking broadband for all: Broadband infrastructure sharing policies and strategies in emerging markets 20 April 2015

In the quest for universal access, this study shows that the cost of network deployment can be dramatically reduced if operators collaborate with each other in deploying fibre optic backbones or masts for wireless broadband. The report points out that even greater savings can be made if other utilities such as roads, rail lines, pipelines and power grids share their infrastructure with network ...

Developing countries helped to achieve universal access through use of shared infrastructure
Developing countries helped to achieve universal access through use of shared infrastructure 15 April 2015 APC

Governments must promote sharing networks and laying cables with other infrastructure such as roads and power lines if they are to meet needs for universal broadband.

Reports on mass communications surveillance launched in Mexico, South Africa
Reports on mass communications surveillance launched in Mexico, South Africa 13 April 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

The latest Global Information Society Watch report is devoted to the analysis of communications surveillance in 57 countries. Authors from Mexico and South Africa raised local issues related to surveillance at report launch events.

Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 26 March 2015 APC

This week the UN Human Rights Council is expected to consider establishing a Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. The South African government has a unique opportunity to support this initiative and ensure that the right to privacy is accorded the international recognition and protection it deserves.

Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 24 March 2015 APC

Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 23 March 2015 This week the UN Human Rights Council is expected to consider establishing a Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. As a member of the Human Rights Council, and a state that has frequently provided positive leadership through its commitment to human rights, the So...

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms - Background Paper
African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms - Background Paper 24 March 2015 Eric Mazango

This paper provides background to the context, issues and trends in internet regulation and internet rights so as to stimulate further reflection on the importance of freedom of the internet in Africa, especially in the face of growing controversies over the governance of cyberspace.

Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms
Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms 18 March 2015 African Internet Rights Campaign

We, the promoters of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, unanimously adopted and issued the following resolutions.    

Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms
Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms 17 March 2015 African Internet Rights Campaign

We, the promoters of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, met in Accra, Ghana, on March 12 and 13, 2015 to discuss and review a variety of issues relating to the popularization and implementation of the Declaration on the African continent and beyond. We unanimously adopted and issued the following resolutions.

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