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Coordinating civil society input into the African Union cyber security convention

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Sustaining wireless networks in a war situation in Nigeria

Nigeria

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Promoting internet freedom in Uganda

CIPESA hosts a workshop on internet rights in Uganda in November 2013. Photo: CIPESA.CIPESA hosts a workshop on internet rights in Uganda in November 2013. Photo: CIPESA.The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has been working on monitoring and promoting internet freedoms in selected African countries under the OpenNet Africa Project.

PROTEGE-QV: "Third African Internet Governance Forum a success"

Yaounde, Cameroon

From July 10 to 12 2014, Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria, hosted the third African governance forum. This is a United Nations led activity initiated in 2006 as part of the Millennium Development Goals.

ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum

MONTREAL 1 August 2014 (ET for APCNews)

APC’s Emilar Gandhi recently returned from the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organised a workshop on public access to information and communications technologies (ICTs). Emilar spoke to APCNews about what public access would look like in Africa.

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Experts Meeting On Freedom Of Expression, Children's Rights And The Internet In Africa

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Aug 11 2014

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Demos Institute and the Association for Progressive Communications

The meeting, convened by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, in collaboration with APC, will look at the issues related to the protection and promotion of children’s rights in the area of communication media and internet in Africa.

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Milpark Garden Court Hotel Cnr. Empire Road and Owl Street Auckland Park Johannesburg, South Africa 2073

Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges

Date and time: 
Aug 12 2014

Venue

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South Africa

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Demos Institute and the Association for Progressive Communications

In 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, presented recommendations for governments in the area of access to internet and freedom of expression.

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Milpark Garden Court Hotel, Cnr. Empire Road and Owl Street, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa 2073

Public consultation: African declaration for internet rights and freedoms

31 July 2014 (ET for APCNews)

Earlier this year, civil society organisations drafted the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms in order to guide internet development across Africa. APC and partners launched a wide, public consultation online and through meetings across the continent. Everyone is invited to contribute. The consultation closes 4 August. French and Arabic versions are available.

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Fantsuam Foundation participates at 2014 AfIGF

Abuja, Nigeria

The African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) was held in Abuja, Nigeria on 10-12 July 2014.

End violence: Most significant change story from Kenya

24 July 2014 (International Association of Women in Radio and Television for APCNews)

The APC “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project is changing women’s lives. This week, the project partner in Kenya, IAWRT, shares the stories of women whose organisations were strengthened in a sustainable way to address technology-related violence against women after a training of trainers, and how those learnings impacted on the lives of hundreds of Kenyan women.

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