intermediary liability

Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women
Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women 31 July 2017 Zarizana Abdul Aziz

This paper explores what online violence against women is; what can be done to stem and ultimately eliminate it; and whose responsibility it is to do so.

Frequently asked questions on internet intermediary liability
Frequently asked questions on internet intermediary liability 19 May 2014

All the questions you have about internet intermediaries and their legal responsibility for illegal or harmful activities performed by users through their services.

Internet intermediaries: The dilemma of liability in Africa
Internet intermediaries: The dilemma of liability in Africa 19 May 2014 Emilar Vushe Gandhi

In this editorial for a special edition of APCNews we look at the role of governments and the impact of regulations that hold internet intermediaries liable for content uploaded or circulated by users. We argue that protecting intermediaries is an important step for having a free and open internet and for promoting the development of regional content, and stress the importance of explicitly add...

Nigerians take stock of their transition to digital media
Nigerians take stock of their transition to digital media 03 March 2014 GS

A digital broadcasting roundtable, supported by APC and hosted by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, took place on February 18, 2014, in Lagos. Participants included representatives from national NGOs, TV and radio stations as well as newspapers.

Why shouldn’t private companies regulate the internet? Experts and activists discuss intermediary liability in South Africa
Why shouldn’t private companies regulate the internet? Experts and activists discuss intermediary liability in South Africa 28 February 2014 Emilar Vushe Gandhi

SABC covered the meeting by interviewing project coordinator, Emilar Vushe Gandhi [From minute 15:00 on] Internet intermediaries are any companies that provide internet services, from physical networks to software developers.

Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria and APC raise awareness in Nigeria on internet intermediary liability
Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria and APC raise awareness in Nigeria on internet intermediary liability 05 September 2013 Maureen Nwobodo

With the recent plans of the Nigerian legislature to introduce liability to internet intermediaries in the country, there is a strong need to create awareness amongst its citizens. To shed light on this matter, Maureen Nwobodo, APC’s Google Policy Fellow, interviews Mr. Gbenga Sesan, the Executive Director Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria (PIN).

Intermediary liability in South Africa
Intermediary liability in South Africa 04 January 2013 Alex Comninos

This paper looks at the role of internet intermediaries in South Africa as well as their limitations on enabling communication and facilitating information flows and the recently placed policy focus on internet intermediaries.

The liability of internet intermediaries in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda: An uncertain terrain
The liability of internet intermediaries in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda: An uncertain terrain 31 October 2012 Alex Comninos

This paper is part of a research project conducted on intermediary liability in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda. The paper draws on the independent research conducted by in-country researchers. The research includes five reports, as well as blog posts.

Intermediary liability in Africa: Baseline studies and summary report
Intermediary liability in Africa: Baseline studies and summary report 29 October 2012 Various

Currently, state of intermediary liability in Sub-Saharan Africa is not very clear, although there is a lot of anecdotal evidence of governments asking service providers to remove content, or block services such as SMS. Reports from five African countries: Kenya and Uganda in East Africa, South Africa in Southern Africa and Nigeria and Senegal in West Africa establish establish whether intermed...

Intermediary liability in Kenya
Intermediary liability in Kenya 26 October 2012 Alice Munyua, Grace Githaiga and Victor Kapiyo

The rapid growth in internet access and use in Africa, particularly through the mobile internet, makes it imperative for civil society and for internet companies committed to the free flow of information and freedom of expression to better understand how intermediary liability works (or does not work). This paper looks at the role of internet intermediaries as well as their limitations on enabl...