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African Declaration Coalition welcomes ACHPR Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Information and Expression on the Internet in Africa

Statements/Press releases

On 4th November 2016, the African Commission on Humans and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) - Africa’s most powerful regional human rights mechanism - adopted the ‘Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Information and Expression on the Internet in Africa’ -  ACHPR/Res. 362(LIX) 2016.

  The adoption of this resolution represents a significant win...

59th Ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights

Event reports

As part of activities to celebrate the African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women, the African Commission, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (the Child (the African Court) have synchronized their commemorative Sessions to hold simultaneously October/November 2016 to mark this historic occasion. The three Institutions will hold a Joint Opening...

Access to information day (#AccessToInfoDay)

Event reports

On November 17th 2015, the 38th General Conference of UNESCO adopted a resolution declaring September 28th International Day for Universal Access to Information (http://en.unesco.org/iduai2016/about-day). this decison was taken to replace the Right to Know Day celebrated since 2002. UNESCO's hope in consecrating this day as the “International Day for Universal Access to Information” was that it will provide for...

Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2016 (#FIFAfrica16)

Event reports

The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa is scheduled to take place on September 27–29, 2016 in Kampala, Uganda. Hosted by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (@cipesa), this 3rd edition will host a series of discussions that will follow up on developments as well as explore new issues affecting internet freedom in Africa. The Forum provides a unique opportunity to deliberate...

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...