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Access and beyond: Navigating the gendered cyberspace

By |2017-04-18T12:28:45+02:00Apr 18th, 2017|Categories: Gender and Internet rights|

12 April 2017 By Chenai Chair A world map colored to show the level of Internet penetration (number of Internet users as a percentage of a country’s population). Updated June 2013. Source: Wikipedia Affordability is one of the primary barriers to internet access, and particularly to optimal use. Knowing this fully from our previous research, Research [...]

Part 1: Role-players in the cost of mobile communications: ICASA and the operators

By |2017-01-20T10:44:58+02:00Jan 20th, 2017|Categories: Gender and Internet rights, RIA Rap|

The high costs of communicating in South Africa slow down economic activities and their subsequent gains. The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) thus held a parliamentary hearing in September for stakeholders to illuminate the value chains, bottlenecks and resultant pricing that consumers are forced to pay for communicating in South Africa. Amongst those present [...]

CPR South Young Scholar Programme 2015 – Reflections of a Young Scholar & What to Expect

By |2016-06-07T09:44:48+02:00Jun 7th, 2016|Categories: Gender and Internet rights, RIA Rap|

The word young is used here to represent researchers and policy makers who are “young to the field” and there is no literal age limit.  We quickly found this out by being thrown in the deep end with representatives from industry who are vastly more experienced than others. As a young scholar attending the program there [...]

South African mobile contract user? What contract will give you the best value for money?

By |2016-04-06T10:22:51+02:00Apr 6th, 2016|Categories: Gender and Internet rights, Pricing, RIA Rap|

The year 2016 has kicked off with South Africa’s smallest operators offering consumers excellent contract value. As of the beginning of 2016 there are 96 basic contracts in the market (without devices) which are then adapted to include devices. These contracts have been analysed using Research ICT Africa’s postpaid value index (PVI).  Consumers care about price [...]

Do Gender Gaps in ICTs Close in Urban Areas First? Evidence from 12 African Countries.

By |2016-04-06T09:55:48+02:00Apr 6th, 2016|Categories: Gender and Internet rights, RIA Rap|

Gender gaps in ICTs have been well documented.  Patriarchy and societal systems that favour men over women have traditionally played a role in preventing women access to and use of resources, including modern technology, and thereby mobile phones.It is not a stretch to imagine a priori that such a gender gap would exist in most African countries when [...]

Women @ Facebook Roundtable: Discussing tech-related violence and solutions by African women

By |2016-02-23T10:50:16+02:00Feb 23rd, 2016|Categories: Africa, Gender and Internet rights, Human rights and internet governance, Internet governance, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , |

The internet is seen as an enabler of human rights protection and exercise that facilitates the freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and the right to education. It is also seen as important for social, economic and human development in Africa as stated in the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms. Connecting women is a way [...]

RightsCon 2016

By |2015-12-09T09:24:42+02:00Dec 9th, 2015|Categories: Gender and Internet rights, Human rights and internet governance, Internet governance, Multistakeholderism, Net-neutrality, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , , |

  RightsCon is the world's leading event convened around the issues of internet and human rights. RightsCon 2016 will be held in Silicon Valley March 30-April 1 2016. The deadline for submission is set for 11:59pm Pacific Time on December 14, 2015. Follow this link to find the submission form. Please refer to discount ticket policy for information on special rates [...]

État des lieux de l’usage des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication au Bénin

By |2015-12-02T12:14:51+02:00Dec 2nd, 2015|Categories: Gender and Internet rights, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  Abstract Le Bénin a plusieurs fois annoncé ses intentions de se classer parmi les meilleures de l'économie numérique. Quelques initiatives tendent à confirmer cette ambition, mais une évaluation d'ensemble indique clairement que le défi est loin d'être relevé. Au delà des réalisations, des nombreux investissements, avec les différents échecs et autres frustrations, le plus important [...]

Participate in a Mobile Broadband Performance Study!

By |2015-11-24T08:16:46+02:00Nov 24th, 2015|Categories: Gender and Internet rights, Internet governance, Pricing, quality of service, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , , |

Do you have an Android phone? Help researchers at Research ICT Africa, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Cape Town and Princeton University learn more about mobile broadband performance  and how South African's use mobile data and manage the high cost of data. Download and install our mobile app ( or scan the QR code) and [...]

Internet and digital technologies advancing or limiting right to freedom of expression?

By |2015-11-19T09:10:54+02:00Nov 19th, 2015|Categories: Africa, Gender and Internet rights, Human rights and internet governance, Internet governance, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , , , |

The Collaboration on International ICT policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) held its second Forum on Internet Freedom in East Africa-#FIFEA- in Kampala, Uganda from the 28th to the 29th of September. The opening day of the forum coincided with the International Right to Know day. The Right to Know was coined as the notion [...]