South Africa

The Draft Online Regulation Policy of the Film and Publication Board of South Africa would allow classification of user-generated content

15 July 2015
(APC for APCNews)

On 4 March 2015, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) gazetted the Draft Online Regulation Policy and opened it for public comment. In effect the policy would allow the FPB, at its discretion, to classify user-generated content on any online content platform.

In Africa, the Fight for LGBT Rights Continues

In light of the United States Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage, it is important to remember that other nations around the world are still continuing in their fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights.

APC opposes internet content regulation proposed by South Africa's Film and Publication Board

JOHANNESBURG
25 May 2015
(APCNews)

If implemented, the Draft Online Regulation Policy proposed by the South African Film and Publication Board would, under the guise of child protection, pose serious threats to online freedom of expression.

YALI Mandela Washington Fellows to Convene in Johannesburg

President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is hosting the 1st Annual Southern Africa Regional Conference for Mandela Washington Fellows in Johannesburg, South Africa from May 17-19, 2015.

USAID, CourseTalk, IREX & TASCHA Launch $1.55 Million Initiative to Bring Online Education to Developing World

Online courses have the potential to expand quality education and career training worldwide, but few people in developing countries access them. Now, the U.S.

Reports on mass communications surveillance launched in Mexico, South Africa

MADRID
13 April 2015
(Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

The latest Global Information Society Watch report is devoted to the analysis

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