Africa

AfriSIG: Tax on Internet in Malawi, a Retard to the Country’s Development

Malawi

For five days last year, I was privileged to attend the Second (2014) African School on Internet Governance in Mauritius, curtsey of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

Infrastructure sharing: "Strong regulation without jeopardising competitive advantage”

Johannesburg

Raising awareness of the potential of infrastructure sharing is key to APC. As part of our project on Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access, APC is hosting a series of workshops in Southern Africa.

Women activists exchanging knowledge on gender and internet governance

PERGAMINO 19 June 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Between June and September 2015, APC will hold three Gender and Internet Governance eXchanges (gigX), two-day meetings prior to the regional Internet Governance Forums in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean, where activists will come together to share knowledge on the intersections of gender and internet governance. The first gigX, organised in collaboration with Foundation for Media Alternatives, will take place on 29-30 June 2015 in Macau.

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Gender and Internet Governance eXchange in Macau, Asia

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Jun 29 2015 - Jun 30 2015

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Philippines

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To start off our series of Gender and Internet Governance eXchanges (gigX), APC in collaboration with an APC member in the Philippines, the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), will hold a 2-day event on the 29 and 30 June 2015.

Between 10 to 15 women’s rights, internet rights and sexual rights advocates from the r

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APC opposes internet content regulation proposed by South Africa's Film and Publication Board

JOHANNESBURG 25 May 2015 (APCNews)

If implemented, the Draft Online Regulation Policy proposed by the South African Film and Publication Board would, under the guise of child protection, pose serious threats to online freedom of expression. APC joins the many South African civil society and broader communications sector voices that are expressing their concern about the proposed regulations.

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APC and Web We Want launch open call for grant proposals

21 May 2015 (Web We Want)

APC is happy to announce that we are partnering with The Web We Want to launch an open call for grant proposals. A limited number of grants will be offered to projects that support local campaign efforts to promote a free and open Web.

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Can infrastructure sharing strategies improve broadband access in Southern Africa?

19 May 2015 (APCNews)

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.

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Infrastructure Sharing Stakeholder Workshop

Date and time: 
May 20 2015 - May 21 2015

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South Africa

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Mike Jensen

The pervasive use of the internet globally has increased the importance of the telecommunications sector as a vital enabler of socio-economic development. As a result, ensuring citizens’ access to broadband has become a public policy priority in many countries.

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The Capital 20 West Hotel, Sandton.

Fighting against the return of censorship in Tunisia: Women striving for freedom of speech and press

TUNIS 11 May 2015 (Isabelle L'Héritier for APCNouvelles)

After having been held in silence and fear for years, public debate has been flourishing in Tunisia since 2011. Tunisian journalists Sana Sbouai and Lilia Weslaty actively participate in the day-to-day struggle to develop free alternative media. This is their account of the current situation.

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