FIFAfrica | There is rising awareness among Africa's growing online community about the use of the internet to defend human rights, complement independent local media, strengthen democratisation, and demand accountable and transparent governance. However, there are limited avenues for Africans to participate in discussions that shape internet governance. While global convenings such as the Internet […] Read More

By Nwachukwu Egbunike | Africa’s landscape of online free speech and dissent is gradually, but consistently, being tightened. In legal and economic terms, the cost of speaking out is rapidly rising across the continent. While most governments are considered democratic in that they hold elections with multi-party candidates and profess participatory ideals, in practice, many operate […] Read More

By Jason Pielemeier | “Since men have learned to shoot without missing, we have to learn to fly without perching” — African Proverb By citing these words in his opening message, Dr. Wairagala Wakabi, the Executive Director of the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), captured both the daunting reality and the […] Read More

By Netblocks' Writer | ACCRA, GHANA – At the 2018 Forum for Internet Freedom in Africa, NetBlocks is demonstrating new tools and methodologies to defend human rights, empowering local communities and creating a space for open and progressive policies for internet access and telecommunications. In a joint panel on data-driven advocacy on Friday, NetBlocks along […] Read More

Announcement | Representatives from the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) will attend the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 (FIFAfrica18) taking place in Accra, Ghana on September 27-28. At FIFAfrica18, the FOC will introduce Forum participants to the work of the Coalition. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with representatives from the FOC […] Read More

Announcement | In order to contribute to the democratic discourse in Ethiopia, in May 2012, nine individuals formed the Zone 9 blogging collective - a loose network of activists regularly blogging and campaigning on human and democratic rights. However, two weeks after the launch of the initiative, the Ethiopian government blocked access to the collective’s […] Read More

By Juliet Nanfuka | In less than a month, the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 (#FIFAfrica18) will take place in Accra, Ghana. Hosted by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in partnership with the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), this year’s Forum is the first to […] Read More

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