The State of Internet Policy Making in Ethiopia: An Introduction

CGCS Kinfe Michael Yilma, a Chevening Scholar at Brunel University London, discusses Ethiopia’s internet policies and participation in internet governance forums. Ethiopia is among those countries with the lowest level of internet penetration and use. A 2014 World Internet Stats report, for instance, claims that Ethiopia has had only 1.9% internet penetration. Similarly, the World […]

Cyber Insecurity : What we don’t know about Canada ’s digital spy agency

A good measure of internet users are familiar about cyber surveillance by US spy agency -NSA. In addition to cyber activities including chatting, email communication and activities on social media, phone conversation is subject to eavesdropping. Cyber insecurity is not limited to the US, apparently. Canada, unsurprisingly,as it seem to be increasingly adopting US style […]

“Unexpected Cuba”

Following the collapse of USSR many of members of COMECON in Eastern Europe fall prey to the predator: Capitalism at the time taking a global form and had to adopt numerous economic policies, adhering to prescriptions of the Bretton Woods institutions, along the lines of “liberalization and privatization.” Yet, the fundamental paradigm shift which was […]