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Africa Electronic Privacy and Public Voice Symposium

* Photograph from Tourism Cape Town

Organized by
the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
with the help of
the WSIS Civil Society African Caucus
the Association for Progressive Communications
and the Non-Commercial Users Constituency of ICANN (NCUC)

and Sponsored by
Open Society Institute    Afilias    Public Interest Registry    Ford Foundation

Program | Speakers | Location | Presentations | Fellowships | Resources | Contact


The purpose of this Symposium was to bring together African NGOs, technical experts and policy makers to discuss Privacy, the World Summit on the Information Society and the policy development of Information and Communication Technologies. It was an opportunity for the public voice to be heard on issues such as safeguarding electronic privacy and protecting online speech, as well as African perspectives on Internet governance and the World Summit on the Information Society. The Symposium was held in Cape Town, South Africa at the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island, on December 6, 2004 in conjunction with the ICANN meeting.

Program [full program]

  • Registration
  • Welcome
  • Opening Presentation
  • Session 1: Freedom of Expression and Data Protection Online in Africa
  • Mid-day Presentation
  • Lunch
  • Session 2: Internet Policy in Africa
  • Session 3: African Perspectives on Global Internet Governance
  • Concluding Remarks

Speakers [biographies]

  • Titilayo Akinsanmi
  • Adiel A. Akplogan
  • Elizabeth Bakibinga
  • Derrick L. Cogburn
  • Pierre Dandjinou
  • Mouhamet Diop
  • Heather Ford
  • Viola Krebs
  • Markus Kummer
  • Alan Levin
  • Chengetai Masango
  • Milton Mueller
  • Tracey Naughton
  • Emmanuel Njenga
  • Nnenna Nwakanma
  • Olivier Nana Nzepa
  • Pierre Ouedraogo
  • Marc Rotenberg
  • Edward G. Viltz
  • Frannie Wellings


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  • A number of travel stipends were provided to NGO (non-governmental/non-commercial organization) representatives from Africa.



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