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Google.org develops technologies to help address global challenges and supports innovative partners through grants, investments and in-kind resources. In 2015, Google supported several of APC's initiatives, including the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) and the “Broadband infrastructure sharing policies and ownership models in emerging markets” research and associated advocacy. It collaborated on the Google Policy Fellowship Program, and provided sponsorship of African participation in the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF). In 2016, Google South Africa was one of the supporters of AfriSIG and the African Internet Governance Forum.

African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)
African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 22 March 2017

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), an initiative founded by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), is a multistakeholder training initiative that aims to give Africans from diverse sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to participate effectively in internet governance processes and debates nationally, regionally and globally. It contributes towards increasing t...

Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access
Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access 13 April 2015

  Infrastructure sharing is an operational strategy designed to minimise the resources needed for communication infrastructure, making it much less costly and faster to deploy. By freeing up the resources required for network construction, broadband can be made more affordable for users. In addition, cost savings mean more funds can become available for network deployment in areas that may otherwise be uneconomic to serve. Reaching underserved areas with broadband infrastructure is a key...

Internet intermediary liability: Towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet
Internet intermediary liability: Towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet 06 February 2014

APC is hosting a workshop on “Internet intermediary liability: towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet” in Johannesburg, South Africa. The aim of the workshop is to develop best practice guides for law makers and regulators in Africa – based on the discussion and conclusions of the workshop. This event will t...

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

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...

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

Intermediary liability refers to when internet intermediaries involved in the transmission processing or storage of electronic data across on the internet are held liable for unlawful content transmitted or stored on their networks. Sometimes intermediaries may find themselves legally liable for content on their networks created by third parties, including content which they did not even know ...

Intermediary liability in Uganda
Intermediary liability in Uganda 26 October 2012 Ashnah Kalemera, Lillian Nalwoga and Wairagala Wakabi

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 state of intermediary liability in Uganda. In particular, it explore...

Intermediary liability in Nigeria
Intermediary liability in Nigeria 26 October 2012 'Gbenga Sesan

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 issues around intermediary liability and the legal and institutional envi...

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...

Television White Spaces Spectrum Workshop: Opportunities for Kenya and South Africa
Television White Spaces Spectrum Workshop: Opportunities for Kenya and South Africa 10 August 2011

Objectives: Deepen understanding of opportunities offered by Television White Spaces Spectrum in Africa focusing on Kenya and South Africa Explore how TVWS can transform the connectivity landscape in Africa to achieve the goal of creating affordable access for all Share ideas and experiences on how TVWS can boost growth of the technology sector in sub-Saharan Africa. The event is aimed ...

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