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Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2019 to take place in Addis Ababa in September
Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2019 to take place in Addis Ababa in September 22 August 2019 CIPESA

On 23-26 September 2019, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) will host the sixth Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica). This landmark event convenes a spectrum of stakeholders from across the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online. This year, FIFAfrica will take ...

Open letter to states on preventative engagement with, and action on, Tanzania at the Human Rights Council’s 41st session
Open letter to states on preventative engagement with, and action on, Tanzania at the Human Rights Council’s 41st session 13 May 2019 Various

To permanent representatives of member and observer states of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Excellency, Ahead of the 41st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (“the Council”), which will take place from 24 June to 12 July 2019, we write to call on your delegation to deliver statements, both jointly and individually, and to engage in bilateral démarches to address the ongoing deterioration of the human rights situation in the United Republic of Tanzania. Since a group...

CIPESA submits comments to Uganda Communications Commission on improving access to ICT for persons with disabilities
CIPESA submits comments to Uganda Communications Commission on improving access to ICT for persons with disabilities 28 February 2019 Daniel Mwesigwa

This article was originally published on the website of APC member Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA). Last year, Uganda’s communications regulator commissioned a study to establish the status of access to and usage of information and communications technology (ICT) by persons with disabilities (PWDs). In response to a call for comments, CIPESA ma...

Despots and Disruptions: Five Dimensions of Internet Shutdowns in Africa
Despots and Disruptions: Five Dimensions of Internet Shutdowns in Africa 28 February 2019 Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

In regards to internet freedom, Africa got off to an awful start in 2019. Internet disruptions were registered in five countries (Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Sudan and Zimbabwe) within the first three weeks of the year. The disruptions were related to elections, protests against government policies, and what seemed like a coup attempt. With several nations set to conduct election...

APC members in 2017: Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa: A growing footprint
APC members in 2017: Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa: A growing footprint 25 September 2018 CIPESA

This member story was featured in the 2017 APC Annual Report , as part of our work on rights. In September 2017, the annual Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) was hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was a partnership between APC and the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) which saw the physical footprint of FIFAfrica g...

Highlights from the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (#FIFAfrica2017)
Highlights from the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (#FIFAfrica2017) 29 September 2017

Privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online were some of the concerns of this year's Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (#FIFAfrica17). Co-organised by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa and the Association for Progressive Communications, this meeting took place in Johannesburg, South A...

Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa to take place in Johannesburg
Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa to take place in Johannesburg 26 September 2017 APC

Privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online are some of the concerns of this year's Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (#FIFAfrica17). Co-organised by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), this meeting will take place in Jo...

CIPESA: "The African Declaration is key to reach a common understanding of online rights policy"
CIPESA: "The African Declaration is key to reach a common understanding of online rights policy" 15 March 2016 APC

Source: CIPESA “A fundamental challenge in need of urgent resolution in the digital age is how to protect human rights and freedoms on the Internet, and the African continent is no exception.” This is the introduction to the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, an initiative joined by a diversity of organisations and individuals from the region to protect human rights in the...

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