The Forum on Internet Freedom 2017 is currently underway in Johannesburg discussing various issues pertaining to internet usage.
Communications officer at CIPESA, Juliet Nanfuka says they will be focusing on the access to information, data costs, the ethics of internet dating, what happens with the information collected, who is collecting it and how are they using it.
We are also talking about how to express ourselves online, should there be limitations, should the internet be shut down in the various ways that we have seen happening and what is the benefit of shutting down the internet?— Juliet Nanfuka, Communications officer at CIPESA
Nanfuka says the recent internet shut downs in Africa are a bit concerning.
The rate in which these shut downs are happening and when they are happening is concerning. They happen at very critical times, they happen when there are elections, during exams and when people are sharing opinions ...— Juliet Nanfuka, Communications officer at CIPESA
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