Following their participation at the 2023 African Internet Governance Forum, the Media Awareness and Justice Initiative (MAJI) identified several key issues affecting digital inclusion, expansion and use across Africa as well as recommendations for the way forward.
Arsène Tungali, executive director of the DRC-based APC member organisation Rudi International, shares his takeaways from this international learning and exchange experience made possible with support from APC's Member Engagement and Travel Fund.
APC member organisation Rudi International, based in the DRC, asks how civil society organisations can involve legislators and policy makers in digital rights advocacy.
First-time IGF participant Miru Lee of the Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet shares her reflections on the discussions around two topics of particular interest to her: the human rights impacts of AI, and the complexities of content regulation in the online space.
Avis Momeni of PROTEGE QV, an APC member organisation in Cameroon, shares his reflections on the African Union Open Forum held at the 2019 Internet Governance Forum in Berlin, which he attended with the support of the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund.
Dorothy Mukasa of Unwanted Witness, Uganda, presents an overview of the workshop on “Solutions for law enforcement to access data across borders” at the 14th Internet Governance Forum in Berlin, which she attended with the support of the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF).
This year, I had the honour of becoming one of the Internet Freedom Festival fellows (my first time attending the IFF!) and attending my third RightsCon, as part of my organisation Open Culture Foundation, with the support of APC’s Member Exchange and Travel Fund.
At this year's RightsCon event, WOUGNET and Research ICT Africa co-organised a session that aimed at exploring key issues and constraints facing marginalised women: often invisible groups rarely talked about and catered for.
As a digital security trainer and user experience (UX) expert, I knew RightsCon would be a fertile ground for ideas, networking and, most importantly, gaining knowledge on how to better myself in my trainings.
In many parts of Africa, policy making has been constrained by the disproportionally low representation and participation of women in policy making spaces. This means that the views of women, which could be critical in understanding key issues and challenges that women face and how these can best be addressed at policy levels, will be lacking.