Articles from KICTANet 21 April 2023

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Dear KICTANet Community,

Welcome to our weekly newsletter, where we bring you the latest updates and developments in the world of technology and policy in Kenya and beyond. As always, we strive to keep you informed and engaged in the discussions shaping our digital future.

In this week’s edition, we have some exciting news to share with you, including updates on our ongoing projects, upcoming events, and new initiatives. We also highlight some of the key issues and debates that are shaping the digital landscape in Kenya, and beyond.

We hope that you find this newsletter informative and useful and that it sparks further discussions and engagement within our community. As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions on how we can continue to improve and enhance our work.

Thank you for being a part of the KICTANet community, and we look forward to sharing our journey with you.

The KICTANet Team.

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By John Walubengo I have tried to keep off the current ‘Open-Server’ chorus and anti-chorus from the political class for two reasons. The first is that I and two others happen to have been involved quite closely with the Presidential Petition 2022, from a technical point of view and thought some of our views were already known and need not be …

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Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2023 Opening Remarks by Grace Githaiga

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On behalf of the KICTANet community and Paradigm Initiative, I welcome you to Nairobi and to the 2023 Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF). I first knew ‘Gbenga Sesan in 2016 when Paradigm Initiative was Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria (PIN). Then it grew to reflect a Pan-African image and dropped the N during the 2017 DRIF to be what it …

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Sexual Harassment In The Kenyan Cyberspace

By Sylvia Wanjira As disturbing as it is, sexual harassment is a worldwide phenomenon that has continued to plague our societies for decades affecting people from all walks of life. The continuous evolution of the internet has brought forth a new phase of faceless sexual harassers who continue to taunt their victims every day. Statistics from a report done by …

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Research draft report validation: accessibility of government websites for persons with disabilities

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The ICT Accessibility and Equality of Persons with Disability team, within KICTANet, has been conducting research to come up with a scorecard on the accessibility of government websites for persons with disabilities. On 13th April, the team hosted a virtual validation meeting of their first draft of the document. Among the invited participants were government representatives, Persons with disabilities organizations …

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