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South Africa National IGF

Event reports

The South African Internet Governance Forum 2016 (ZAIGF 2016) will be held at the Wanderers Club from the 22-23 September 2016, during ISPA's iWeek, under the theme: 'Internet Governance in South Africa - Harnessing ICT to Achieve Economic Inclusion'. APC who is co-organising this event; will see the participation of Anriette Esterhuysen (Executive Director-APC) and Emilar Vushe (Africa Policy Coordinator-APC)....

African School on Internet Governance

Event reports

Organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), The goal of AfriSIG is to give Africans from multiple sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to enable them to participate effectively in internet governance processes and debates at national, regional and global levels. AfriSIG also builds the...

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria: Status of Internet Freedom in Africa

Statements/Press releases

In May 2016, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) released State of the Nation, a report on the status of Internet Freedom in Nigeria, which documented the threats to internet freedom and digital rights with a focus on legislative frameworks and policies in Nigeria — and incidents of these threats...

APC launches new interactive platform for the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

Statements/Press releases

Engage with the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms was developed to broaden the view of civil and political rights to include internet-related issues that are important for developing country actors. Those for whom the Internet is a vital platform for expression and participation, including women’s rights activists...

Nigeria: Good developments for digital rights, but surveillance continues

Opinions and commentary

As part of the work to promote awareness of African internet rights, this week Leila Nachawati of the Association for Progressive Communications interviewed renowned Nigerian internet rights defender Gbenga...

West Africa Internet Governance Forum 2016


The West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) is a project that aims to promote Internet Governance issues in West Africa through a multi-stakeholder process. WAIGF is run by a consortium led by the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA). Other members of the consortium include AfriNic, Panos West Africa...

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