Internet Governance

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The African Declaration Drafter’s Group is pleased to present the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms which will be released on September 4 at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey, and on September 8 at Highway Africa Conference in Grahamstown, South Africa. The development of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is a Pan-African […] Read More

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By Lillian Nalwoga. With the internet projected to reach almost 20 per cent of the Africa population in 2014, it becomes important to discuss modalities under which it should remain an open and reliable tool for development. It is with this background that Africa Internet stakeholders gathered in Abuja, Nigeria, July 10 -14, 2014 to […] Read More

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By Ashnah Kalemera The issue of internet users’ privacy and security has been widely debated since the Edward Snowden revelations last June put a magnifying glass on the extremes that some governments, such as the U.S., are prepared to go to in the fight against terrorism and cybercrime. To-date, debate rages on amongst human rights […] Read More

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As a country with one of the lowest levels of ICT use in Africa, Ethiopia’s online presence is further hampered by regressive laws on surveillance and interception of digital communications. The country’s sole service provider, the state-owned Ethio Telecom, makes it easy for government to monitor and control citizens’ communications. Unlike Ethiopia, all the other […] Read More

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The annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) today opened in Bali, Indonesia. Taking place from October 22-25 2013, the main theme of this year’s forum is ‘Building Bridges: Enhancing Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development’. An initiative of the United Nations, the IGF is a multi-stakeholder dialogue forum open to representatives from Government, NGOs, academia, […] Read More

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The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in partnership with the Internet Society Chapter Uganda and the ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU) will host the Uganda Internet Governance Forum (UIGF) at the Hive Colab, Kamyokya on September 18, 2013. The one-day Forum, whose theme is “Harnessing Internet Development in Uganda: […] Read More

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Taking it to the Summit: AFRINIC and AfNOG to host the 1st Africa Internet Summit – AIS’13 – from 9-21 June 2013 in Lusaka, Zambia The much-awaited Africa Internet Summit (AIS) will be held in Lusaka, Zambia, on 9-21 June. The meeting will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. The focus this […] Read More

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Striking a balance between freedom of expression and privacy on the internet was the focus of a panel discussion at a review of one decade after the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS). The WSIS+10 Review meeting took place at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, February 25-27, 2013. What convergences and tensions exist […] Read More

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