[Community-Discuss] [AFRINIC-Announce] Common Statement By AF* on Internet Shutdowns in Africa

Chevalier du Borg virtual.borg at gmail.com
Sat Jun 10 14:13:52 UTC 2017

2017-06-10 0:28 GMT+04:00 Sunday Folayan <sfolayan at skannet.com>:

> Just for the records: AfriNIC Ltd did organize these at AIS '17:
> 1. https://www.internetsummitafrica.org/daily-recap/158-ais17-daily-
> recap-2
> The AfGWG-16 Meeting saw several government officials, regulators and law
> enforcement agencies gather on Monday 29 May from 10:00 am to 3.00 pm. It
> was a closed session.
> 2. https://www.internetsummitafrica.org/daily-recap/161-ais-17-daily-
> recap-3-30-may
> Panel on Internet Shutdown
> This session was held with the objective to demystify Internet Shutdown in
> Africa and view it with the lens of different stakeholders in the region.
> Panelists representing various stakeholder groups (Technical Community,
> Business Community, Civil Society, and Government) discussed the topic.
> The panel consisted of:
>     1. Moderator and Academia: Prof Nii Quaynor - Ghana
>     2. AFRINIC and Technical representative and Business, Mr Sunday
> Folayan - Nigeria
>     3. Dr Chérif Diallo, Ministry of ICT - Senegal
>     4. Government ARPCE, Luc Missidimbazi - Congo
>     5. KICTANET & Civil Society, Grace Githaiga - Kenya
>     6. Civil Society, Kathleen Ndongmo - Cameroon
>     7. Communication Authority of Kenya, Mr Vincent Ngundi - Kenya
> Watch the video of this session at : https://www.internetsummitafrica.org/
> participate-remotely/internet-shutdown

Will any of this have happen if there was no anti-shutdown proposal? We
only have to look at history of shutdowns and agenda of all past AfriNIC
meeting and we will likely reach same conclusion.

Borg le Chevalier
"Common sense is what tells us the world is flat"
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