Al Jazeera: Internet Censorship Tightens in Senegal Before Elections

Posted on 4th December 2018

Access Partnership’s Director for Africa, Abdou Lo, spoke to Al Jazeera on the Senegalese government’s new law to regulate the Internet, just months before elections: “The Internet is a powerful tool for many in Africa to express their views, but the new law threatens freedom of speech.”

Watch the full interview here.

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Webinar Recording: Exploring the Key Developments From Plenipot 2018

Posted on 3rd December 2018

Dubbed by some as a “UN takeover of the Internet”, the outcomes of Plenipot have major implications for the global ICT industry, particularly regarding Internet governance, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, digital privacy, surveillance, blockchain, artificial intelligence, over-the-top (OTT) services, and more. In this webinar, Access Partnership’s Ryan Johnson and Matthew McDermott addressed the key takeaways from Plenipot 2018.

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What UNCTAD Gets Wrong About the Digital Economy

Posted on 30th November 2018

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) serves a critical role. For many years, it has provided sound advice and “evidence-based policy analysis” to help developing countries craft policies that promote growth — but this time it substituted ideological rhetoric for evidence-based and rigorously researched advice.

Download Access Partnership’s white paper to find out what UNCTAD gets wrong about free trade and the digital economy.

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CIO Dive: Dramatic or justified? Retailers’ fears push cloud customers from AWS to Microsoft, Google

Posted on 30th November 2018

Access Partnership’s Managing Director Greg Francis spoke to CIO Dive on choosing a cloud service provider:

“What all the cloud providers are doing well is to level the regulator playing field by driving trust in cloud, often without heavy-handed reference to their own product lines.”

Read the full article here.

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Artificial Intelligence for Africa: An Opportunity for Growth, Development, and Democratisation

Posted on 29th November 2018

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to solve some of the most pressing challenges that impact Africa. Forward thinking policy-makers, innovative startups, global technology partners, civil society groups, and international global stakeholders are already mobilising to promote the growth of a vibrant AI ecosystem in Africa. However, there remain structural challenges that can hamper the development of a healthy AI ecosystem in Africa. Download this whitepaper to learn more about the opportunities and challenges for AI in Africa.

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Corporate Counsel Magazine: What Should Companies Expect From US-China Talks During the G20 Summit?

Posted on 29th November 2018

Access Partnership’s Xiaomeng Lu and Logan Finucan spoke to Corporate Counsel Magazine on what companies should expect from US-China talks during the G20 summit.

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Brexit Brief: Over to London

Posted on 29th November 2018

After 17 months of negotiations, it only took EU leaders 38 minutes to rubber stamp the divorce papers. The long awaited agreement was not cause for celebration however. Leaders agreed it may be the best deal possible for both parties, but most importantly, it is the only deal possible.

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