What if my government doesn’t care about the economic cost of #InternetShutdowns?

The reality is, there have so far been no measures that have successfully prevented errant governments from executing mass web blockades.   After close to three months without Internet access, last week the Anglophone regions of Cameroon finally saw the lifting of an Internet ban that was imposed in January in response to anti-government protests in that country. It is estimated that Cameroon realised close to US $5 million in economic loses attributable to the shutdown.…

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 and people of diverse sexualities and gender identities, will see their issues reflected in the Declaration. For years, APC has been working with other organisations and human rights…