Date

September 27 to 29-2017

Location

Sunnyside park hotel - South Africa

Booked

250 Seats

Speakers

To be announced

About FIFAfrica

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and the Association for Progressive Communication (APC) are proud to co-host the 2017 edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica).

This year’s Forum will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, thus expanding the physical footprint of the Forum which has since inception in 2014 been held in Kampala, Uganda. The landmark event convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online.

The Forum brings together human rights defenders, journalists, government officials, private sector players, global information intermediaries, bloggers, developers, the arts community, law enforcers and regulators – all of whom have a role to play in advancing internet freedom in Africa.

Highlights at FIFAfrica include the launch of the annual State of Internet Freedom in Africa research report, the commemoration of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) that falls on September 28, digital security clinics and this year, an exhibition showcasing the work and products of various players in the internet freedom arena in Africa.

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The FIFAfrica 2016 Report

In September 2016, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) hosted  the third edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa. We also expanded  the number of countries covered in our flagship State of Internet Freedom reports as well as broadened  the discussions that form the pillar of the Forum.

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FIFAfrica FAQ

FIFAfrica is an annual assembly of discussions towards promoting a Free and Open Internet in Africa. The topics explored to-date include discussions around the growing presence of online violence against women (VAW), whose magnitude and manifestation is not clearly known, as most cases in Africa go unreported.
Combating hate speech and violations of freedom of expression including during periods of electioneering
Empowering media as infomediaries and advocates of digital rights whilst also recognizing them as a vulnerable group
Advocating for increased judicial oversight over surveillance and interception of communications
Bridging the gap between techies and Human Rights Defenders
As internet use has risen in Africa, so have the abuses and attacks on internet freedom, including a proliferation of laws, legal and extra-legal affronts, as well as limited judicial oversight over surveillance and interception of communications. This calls for need to address gaps (policy and legislative) in the right to privacy and continued capacity building and awareness raising among citizens, media, human rights defenders and activists on the appreciation of digital safety tools and practices.
This year’s edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (#FIFAfrica) will be held on September 27-29, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa at SUNNYSIDE PARK HOTEL, PARKTOWN located on Princess of Wales Terrace & Carse O'Gowrie Rd.  This expands the physical footprint of the Forum which has since inception in 2014 been held in Kampala, Uganda. We are also excited about hosting #FIFAfrica alongside the Association for Progressive Communication (APC).

For more Information about the venue visit this website https://www.legacyhotels.co.za/en/hotels/sunnyside  
Forum on Internet Freedom In Africa relies on corporate support to help make the forum a success. If you have the capacity to get involved as a sponsor or partner, please contact us at programmes@cipesa.org

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