As China prepares to celebrate a new national holiday, the country has been tightening its grip over the Internet by squelching online rumors, and cracking down on tools that can circumvent its censorship.
The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) has held a two-day meeting in Accra to discuss Internet-related opportunities and challenges in Africa, including issues of access and sustainable development.
Chaired by former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, the GCIG is a two-year initiative launched in January 2014 by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Chatham House, and will produce a comprehensive perspective on the future of multi-stakeholder Internet governance.
Stakeholders in the local ICT industry who converged at Jameson Hotel in Harare on August 21, 2015, to debate and deliberate on the national importance of the internet and its governance in Zimbabwe, have come up with resolutions and a way forward. MISA Zimbabwe, as initiators of the event have committed to working with partners to ensure implementation of the resolutions.