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Mobilising the internet governance landscape in Africa

29 August 2015 (APCNews)

In order to contribute to the strengthening of internet governance processes and spaces in the region, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is organising and supporting a series of events to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on different dates during September 2015. Check out these activities and visit the relevant websites for more information.

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Considering the internet as enabling queer publics / counter publics

South Africa

From the in­ter­net’s hum­ble be­gin­nings as a hand­ful of in­ter­con­nec­ted ma­chi­nes in the 1960s to its wide dis­tri­bu­ti­on in the 1990s, noo­ne could have fo­re­se­en what it has grown into to­day – a pu­blic net­work open to all who have ac­cess to a screen with a con­nec­tion to the web.

Article 19 Kenya: Equipping NGOs with knowledge of online censorship

Kenya

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunis

Article 19 Tunisia: Equipping civil society organisations with knowledge of online censorship

Tunisia

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunis

CIPESA: Raising awareness on internet policy laws in Uganda

Uganda

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunis

APC's new member, CITAD, in the words of a founder

7 August 2015 (APCNews)


Nigeria’s Centre for Information Technology and Development comes with an enlightening vision: “A knowledge-based democratic society free of hunger.” As CITAD joins APC, read its story in the words of one of its founders, Yanusa Ya’u.

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Draft Provisions for Amendment of the South African Copyright Act of 1978

By Andrew Rens, Emilar Vushe, Anriette Esterhuysen (March 2015, APC )
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Perspectives #01/2015: #GameChanger - How is new media changing political participation in Africa?

By Various (July 2015, Heinrich Böll Foundation Southern Africa )

How is ICT use changing African societies? To what extent are ICTs fostering inclusive and participatory democracies? To what degree do they reinforce existing political and social institutions, practices and exclusions? The articles gathered in this edition of Perspectives capture the complex and plural ways in which Africans are attempting to use ICTs to democratise democracy on the continent, the challenges they face, and the valuable lessons learned.

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The Draft Online Regulation Policy of the Film and Publication Board of South Africa would allow classification of user-generated content

15 July 2015 (APC for APCNews)

On 4 March 2015, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) gazetted the Draft Online Regulation Policy and opened it for public comment. In effect the policy would allow the FPB, at its discretion, to classify user-generated content on any online content platform.

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