Minister of Information takes part in African conference on internet governance

Algiers, February 13, 2017 (SPS) - Information Minister Hamada Selma represents the Saharawi Republic in the work of the African conference on Internet governance, which began Monday in Algiers.

Twenty-four African countries, including seventeen information sector ministers, representatives of continental institutions such as the African Development Bank (ADB), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the African Union (AU), as well as experts in the field of Internet governance take part in the event.

"The direct impact of the Internet on the daily lives of African people in the social, cultural, economic and political fields is a challenge for Africa that remains the continent that has the least impact of the digital economy," organizers say.

This conference aims to "unify the views of African countries and bring together their positions on the issue of Internet governance for Africa to appropriate Internet use tailored to their needs and realities."

Thematic conferences, animated by a group of internationally renowned experts, will focus on "Internet governance, equitable Internet revenue sharing and user protection on the Web." SPS