[Community-Discuss] Participate in AFRINIC’s webinar on “Public Persecution vs. Constructive Criticism on AFRINIC mailing lists”

AFRINIC Communication comms at afrinic.net
Wed Feb 24 10:05:06 UTC 2021

Dear Community members,

AFRINIC would like to invite you to an upcoming webinar to consult with its community on the topic of ‘’Public Persecution vs. Constructive Criticism on AFRINIC mailing lists”, scheduled on Thursday 4 March 2021.

After several concerns raised from community members on the virulence of exchanges on AFRINIC mailing lists, AFRINIC had to make very difficult decisions regarding how to best apply the community code of conduct to the public mailing lists in an attempt to safeguard the community from being subject to these inappropriate behaviours while allowing people to express thoughts and critics freely. https://afrinic.net/code

AFRINIC does not take such decisions lightly and is in need of guidance from the community on the best way moving forward on dealing with the cases that clearly mix public harassment with useful feedback.

Community members are invited to discuss measures to foster a safe and all-inclusive environment where community members, volunteers as well as AFRINIC staff feel supported and comfortable serving this community and exchanging ideas without the fear of being publicly harassed and personally attacked.

It is key that we as a community have clear guidelines that allow us to prevent constructive criticism from turning into public persecution and slander. This is key to the creation of a safe and dynamic environment where opinions and ideas can flow freely and openly without fear of attack.,


• 10:00 - 12:00 UTC (Ghana, Côte D'Ivoire)
• 11:00 - 13:00 UTC WAT (Nigeria, Cameroon)
• 14:00 - 16:00 UTC SAST (South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho)
• 15:00 - 17:00 UTC EAT (Kenya, Uganda)
• 16:00 - 18:00 GST (Mauritius, Seychelles)

Language: English

Target: AFRINIC community members and any other person interested in how AFRINIC manages mailing lists

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

AFRINIC Stakeholder Engagement Team

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