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Countries pay high price for excluding women from digital

Governments lose billions of dollars annually as women remain digitally excluded, with dire economic consequences of digital inequality.


Global coalition revises benchmark for internet affordability

The Alliance for Affordable Internet urges governments to ensure the cost of 5GB broadband is no more than 2% of the average monthly income by 2026.


Big tech gets on board to improve online spaces for women

Stopping online abuse and harassment of women must be a priority, says the Web Foundation, after Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter commit to making their platforms safe.


High data costs leave over 2bn people offline

A new study finds 2.3 billion people across the globe live in countries where just 1GB of mobile data is not affordable.

Jun 1, 2018

Uganda imposes tax on social media use

The East African country will tax social media use to raise revenue, although opponents say it aims to stifle criticism of president Yoweri Museveni.

Apr 5, 2018

Scant data protection leaves African surfers exposed

More than half of Africa's 54 countries have no data protection or privacy laws, and of the 14 countries that do, nine have no regulators to enforce them.

Jun 22, 2017

Lovett named WWW Foundation president and CEO

The well-known advocate for poverty eradication will take over the reins as of 4 September 2017.


SA trails Open Data Barometer

The barometer shows the South African government is missing an opportunity to win trust and engage with citizens through open data.


Web Foundation board appoints African activist

Senegalese-born businesswoman and activist Mari me Jamme joins the World Wide Web Foundation's board of directors.

May 26, 2011

Mobile trumps fibre

Tapping spectrum as a source of short-term government revenue costs the economy billions in lost economic value.

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