• World Government Summit

    The Future of World Government Summit & +SocialGood

    The fourth edition of the World Government Summit will take place from 8 to 10 February 2016 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Over 3000 world leaders from 100 countries, NGO and Sector leaders...
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    Ghana Scores More on Press Freedom than the USA

    Data from the 2015 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) shows that Namibia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Botswana lead Africa in providing freedom for the Press. Namibia and Ghana are ranked 17th and 22nd out of the 180 countries covered by the index and they outperform several developed countries...
  • 2015 Internet Freedom Fellows Announced.

    In 2013, the U.S. Embassy Ghana and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva awarded myself and five other human right, technology and social activists the 2013 Internet Freedom Fellowship for our continuous work on freedom of expression and the internet, technology and human rights. The key...
  • Featured: Why Black South Africans are attacking foreign Africans but not foreign Whites

    The attacks on migrant shop owners in Durban this week reminds us the position of foreigner in South Africa is a complex one. After decades of isolation from the rest of the African continent, and the world, during apartheid, South Africa finally opened up to the rest of world...
  • #FreeZone9Bloggers: The Case of the Zone 9 Bloggers in Ethiopia

    There was a need for an alternative voice in Ethiopia. A group of young Ethiopian bloggers wanted to spread awareness on human right violations. They chose to call themselves “Zone 9 Bloggers″, a name referring to the zones of the notorious Kality prison, where political prisoners and journalists are...
  • State of World Press Freedom in 2015

    Which countries enjoy the greatest levels of freedom around the world? Freedom House – an organization dedicated to promoting free institutions worldwide has released its quinquennial status report on global freedom which provides a comprehensive overview. The Independent compared the differences between freedom levels in 1995 and 2015 in...
  • #IFF2013 Fellows Tour Civic Society Org in Washington, DC

    The Washington, DC Chapter of the Internet Society describes the 2013 Internet Freedom Fellows as “Six Heroes Of The Internet” who are working hard to route around firewalls and filters in other to go about their online activities in promoting Human Rights, Innovation and Freedom of Speech both Online and Offline. There’s an...
  • IFF2013: The Internet in Africa – What’s at Stake?

    I’m very honoured and privilege to be part of the 2013 Internet Freedom Fellowship program by the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. The fellowship follows up on the US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council – Amb. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe’s pledge to find innovative ways to promote the use...
  • Kondzi – A Short-Film Highlighting Plight of Pregnant Women in Ghana

    On Wednesday, February 13, 2012 a new TV series that is part drama, part documentary, part discussion aimed at educating the general public on The Millennium Development Goals (Maternal Health issues) was launched in Accra. My good friend Ivy Prosper is working on this year-long project which is documenting...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Legacy: Ambassador to the World?

    Hillary Clinton steps out of the political spotlight today, as she departs from the U.S. State Department after four years as secretary of state. From her contentious start as first lady, in 1992, to her historic run for the White House, to the highest ranks of the federal government,...
  • Thoughts & Lessons Learned from #CyberSecWA

    West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop in Accra, January 29 - 31 co-hosted by U.S. Department of State and the Government of Ghana. Panel discussion with Mac-Jordan Degadjor, Prof. Kwame Karikari and Tope Ogundipe (Nigeria)...
  • West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop, Accra. Ghana

    The U.S. Department of State and the Government of Ghana are co-hosting the West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop in Accra, Ghana from January 29 – 31 at the Holiday Inn, Accra. According to US President Barack Obama: “This world—cyberspace—is a world that we depend on every single day…...