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.
On Monday Misa-Zimbabwe facilitated a dialogue on net-neutrality with representatives from the country’s Internet service providers (ISPs), mobile network operators (MNOs) and the national telecoms regulator, POTRAZ. The topic under discussion was: Internet equality: reality or fiction, and the objective of the meeting was to explore and discuss policy provisions around Internet access and affordability, a thing that would be super useful especially in the context where the country’s cyber laws are.