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Transnational Governance of Internet Policies - Can Lessons From EU Shape Africa's?

Dates:
  • Tue 15 Oct 2019 14.30 - 16.30
  Add to Calendar 2019-10-15 14:30 2019-10-15 16:30 Europe/Paris Transnational Governance of Internet Policies - Can Lessons From EU Shape Africa's?

The talk is an analysis of the right to quality, secure, and pluralistic information with the aim of addressing emerging and growing threats of misinformation and disinformation which challenges democracy and destabilizes (African) states, from a policy point of view. Using examples from the EU, the talk argues for a multidimensional approach to internet governance in Africa that extends beyond regulatory institutions and individual states, with roles for key institutions such as the African Union (AU) and the ITU. It also proposes controls from tech conglomerates (e.g. Facebook, Google), as well as media and civic activist spaces. Further, it considers the risks inherent in the proposed frameworks such as the context challenges which includes nascent democracies or dictatorships, limited constitutional mandate of the AU, as well as the transfer of power to private market forces.

This event is part of the Policy Leader Fellows' Talks series where each fellow presents a work in progress to engage the audience in discussion and seek feedback related to the work.

Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

The talk is an analysis of the right to quality, secure, and pluralistic information with the aim of addressing emerging and growing threats of misinformation and disinformation which challenges democracy and destabilizes (African) states, from a policy point of view. Using examples from the EU, the talk argues for a multidimensional approach to internet governance in Africa that extends beyond regulatory institutions and individual states, with roles for key institutions such as the African Union (AU) and the ITU. It also proposes controls from tech conglomerates (e.g. Facebook, Google), as well as media and civic activist spaces. Further, it considers the risks inherent in the proposed frameworks such as the context challenges which includes nascent democracies or dictatorships, limited constitutional mandate of the AU, as well as the transfer of power to private market forces.

This event is part of the Policy Leader Fellows' Talks series where each fellow presents a work in progress to engage the audience in discussion and seek feedback related to the work.


Location:
Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
School of Transnational Governance

Type:
Discussion Group

Organiser:
Marianna Török

Speaker:
Deffor Sally

Contact:
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