The Lead Strategist at DigitalSENSE Africa Media group, Mr. Remmy Nweke would be leading the discussion on Trends in Online Regulation in Africa at the 2018 Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica2018).
The fifth in its series, other speakers at the session which will be moderated by Nweke includes Sakah Bernard Nsaidzedze of Pan African University in Cameroun, Legal practitioner and media practitioner, Mr. Zakaria Tanko Musah of Ghana Institute of Journalism, an independent analyst, Nanjala Nyabola, Sylvia Musalagani of Hivos Eastern Africa and Sellina Nkowani from Malawi.
FIFAfrica, which holds in Accra, Ghana, is hosted by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in partnership with the Media Foundation West Africa (MFWA) between September 26 and September 28, 2018.
Confirming this, the Research and Communications Officer at CIPESA, Juliet Nanfuka, noted that since inception, FIFAfrica has served as a platform to mark the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI).
She also said in a letter to Nweke, that “we look forward to your panel and the insights that will come out of it.”
During the session, panelists will examine the series of laws in Africa which have in recent time been proposed or passed; and regulations that undermine public confidence in the use of online platforms which could lead to increased self-censorship by media, civil society groups, and individual citizens.
Mr. Remmy Nweke leads a team of professional communicators and public relations specialists as Lead Strategist/Group Executive Editor, to coordinate the groups, DigitalSENSE Business News, ITREALMS and NaijaAgroNet.
His team birthed the DigitalSENSE Africa forum (NDSF) on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D); offering education to Nigerians on ICT4D since 2009. In 2011, his team introduced the Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable to offer education and enlightenment on Internet Protocol version Six (IPv6) evolutions for the benefits of Nigerian stakeholders.
A graduate of the University of Malta with MA in Contemporary Diplomacy, Nweke is a well-traveled tech-mediapreneur, with expertise traversing media relations, corporate branding, and new media technologies.
He is the author of ‘A Decade of ICT Reportage in Nigeria’ and the Vice President of African Civil Society on Information Society (ACSIS). He currently represents the Non-Profit Organizations Constituency (NPOC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) at Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG), among others.