Report on Online Discussions on Promoting Internet Freedoms in Africa, November 11 – December 6, 2013
The popularity of social media, Wikileaks, and Arab Spring uprisings have led governments to recognise the power of online media. In a number of African countries, there are increasing legal and extra-legal curbs on internet rights. As shown in Google transparency reports, the number of governments requesting data about online users has doubled in the last three years (2010 - 2012). An online forum for internet freedom discussions was hosted on selected platforms in Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria. That some requests for content removal may be politically motivated, is cause for concern.
Auteur ou autrice(s) : Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA). OpenNet Africa, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN)
Langage : Anglais