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Conference 2007

1st ANIE International Conference on Information Ethics

The theme of the first African Information Ethics Conference was "The Joy of Sharing Knowledge: Ethical Challenges in the Information Age".

It took place in Pretoria, 5-7 February 2007 and was sponsored by the South African Government and took place under the patronage of UNESCO.

The first Pan-African Conference on Information Ethics is organized by:

  • the University of Pretoria,
  • the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, and
  • the International Center for Information Ethics.

Under the patronage of:

  • ICIE
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • UNESCO

 

Workshop 2009

The workshop on e-Government took place in Pretoria, 23 – 26 February 2009.

The Workshop on e-Government was organized by:

  • the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA,
  • the International Center for Information Ethics and
  • the University of Pretoria

 

The Conference is sponsored by the South African Government and under the patronage of UNESCO.

Venue: Mount Grace, Magaliesburg

Breakaway reports

 

Under the patronage of:

  • ICIE
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • UNESCO

 

Conference 2010

2nd ANIE International Conference on Information Ethics

The theme of the second African Information Ethics conference was "Teaching information ethics in Africa – current status, opportunities and challenges".

It took place at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana, 6 – 7 September 2010.

The Conference was organized by:

  • the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA,
  • the International Center for Information Ethics,
  • the University of Zululand,
  • the University of Botswana and
  • the University of Pretoria

Conference presentations:

ANIE award 2010

The Capurro Fiek Foundation for Information Ethics together with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA) represented by Provost Johannes J. Britz, had the pleasure to present the first ANIE (Africa Network for Information Ethics) Award to Mr. Coetzee Bester (South Africa) for his outstanding support of information ethics projects in Africa, particularly:

  • First Africa Information Ethics Conference: Ethical Challenges in the Information Age, Pretoria, February 5-7, 2007.
  • High-Level Workshop on e-Government in Africa, Pretoria, February 23-26, 2009.
  • Second Africa Information Ethics Conference: Teaching Information Ethics in Africa, Gaborone (Botswana), September 6-7, 2010.

 

Please visit here for the announcement on the Foundation website.

For more information about the Capurro Fiek Foundation for Information Ethics, please see the Foundation website.

 

Workshop 2011

The Information Ethics Research Workshop took place at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 4 - 5 July 2011

The Conference was organized by:

  • the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA,
  • the International Center for Information Ethics,
  • the University of Zululand,
  • the University of Botswana and
  • the University of Pretoria

 

Venue: University of Pretoria, South Africa

Sponsored by:

  • UNESCO

 

Workshop 2012

The Pre-SCECSAL conference Workshop took place at the Laico Hotel Nairobi, Kenya, 3 June 2012.

 

Conference 2012

3rd ANIE International Conference on Information Ethics

The themes for the pre-conference workshop and conference were:

3 – 4 September: Development of a curriculum to teach Information Ethics at universities in Africa
5 – 7 September: The Cheetah Generation’s Fast Track towards Social Media and Information Ethics in Africa

It took place at Kievits Kroon, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 – 7 September 2012.

The Conference was organized by:

  • the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services,
  • the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA,
  • the International Center for Information Ethics,
  • The Capurro-Fiek Foundation,
  • the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics and
  • the University of Pretoria

 

ANIE award 2012

The CFF together with the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE) at the University of Pretoria had the pleasure to present the second ANIE (Africa Network for Information Ethics) to Prof. Stephen Mutula (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) for his outstanding support of information ethics in Africa, particularly:

  • Second Africa Information Ethics Conference: Teaching Information Ethics in Africa, Gaborone (Botswana), September 6-7, 2010.
  • Information Ethics Workshop: Social media and Information Ethics in Africa, Nairobi (Kenya), June 2-3, 2012.

The presentation of the ANIE Award was done by Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice Chancellor of the University of Pretoria.

Please visit here for the announcement on the Foundation website.

 

Mokwinning Nhlapo Award 2012

Presentation of the Mokwinning Nhlapo Award by Ms Rosey Sekese, Director General of the Department of Communications to Ms Nozipho Mashiyi.

Motivation for the Award

The late Mr Enoch Mokwining Nhlapo, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Communications of the Government South Africa, was the champion not only of this project, but on a wider scale also of the Presidential National Commission on Information Society and Development (PNC on ISAD). The purpose of the Commission is to establish South Africa as an advanced information-based society in which information and ICT tools are key drivers of economic and societal development. Mokwining Nhlapo enrolled for a Masters degree in Information Ethics at the University of Pretoria and embarked on extended research and lecturing in the USA. The tragic death of Mr Mokwining, and that of four of his children, has left an enormous void in the lives of his family, friends and colleagues. His enthusiasm, energy and dedication towards building an inclusive information society will be remembered with gratitude.

 

During the development of the Africa Network for Information Ethics, Mr. Mokwining Nhlapo played a significant and leadership role. At the time he was the Deputy Director General at the Department of Communication in South Africa and Head of the Presidential National Commission for Information and Development. He used these platforms to inform and motivate other government officials to acknowledge and promote the importance of Information Ethics in Africa. Mokwining Nhlapo was one of the driving forced behind the conceptualisation and organisation of the first ever Information Ethics Conference that took place in Pretoria during February 2007.

 

Conference 2014

4th ANIE International Conference on Information Ethics

The theme for the pre-conference workshop and conference was Information Ethics in Africa – cross-cutting themes for managing your digital life.

It took place at the Metropole Kampala Hotel, Kampala, Uganda, 2 - 4 July 2014.

The Conference was organized by:

  • the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services,
  • Makerere University, Uganda,
  • the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA,
  • the International Center for Information Ethics,
  • The Capurro-Fiek Foundation,
  • the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics and
  • the University of Pretoria

ANIE awards 2014

The CFF together with the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE) at the University of Pretoria had the pleasure to present the third ANIE to Prof. Constant Okello-Obura, University of Makarere, Uganda and to Prof. Dennis Ngong Ocholla, University of Zululand, South Africa.

Professor Constant Okello-Obura has offered his unqualified support for and during the following three events:

  1. ANIE Workshop, 1 July 2013, held at the Metropole Hotel, Kampala, Uganda
  2. ACEIE Information Ethics Workshop, 21 and 22 January 2014, held at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  3. 4th ANIE International Conference, 2 to 4 July 2013, held at the Metropole Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

Professor Dennis Ngong Ocholla has been a constant pillar and academic tour de force for Information Ethics in Africa. Not only has he ensured the presence of Information Ethics at the annual Department of Information Studies (DIS) conference at the University of Zululand, but he has also published much on the topic, ensuring the visibility of an African Information Ethics.

A Special ANIE Award for a decade of special contribution to Information Ethics was presented by Prof. Hannes Britz (Provost, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA)  to Prof. Rafael Capurro.

 

Please visit here for the announcement on the Foundation website.

 

Mokwinning Nhlapo Award 2014

Presentation of the Mokwinning Nhlapo Award, symbolosing political commitment to Information Ethics in Africa, was presented by Coetzee Bester (Director, ACEIE) and Rachel Fischer (ACEIE)  to Jaco du Toit, Adviser in Communication and Information, UNESCO Nairobi Cluster Office.

 

Conference 2017

5th ANIE International Conference on Information Ethics

Theme: ANIEversary: Celebrating a decade of promoting Information Ethics in Africa

It took place at Kievits Kroon, Pretoria, South Africa, 21 to 23 February 2017.

The Conference was organized by:

  • the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services,
  • the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA,
  • the International Center for Information Ethics,
  • The Capurro-Fiek Foundation,
  • UNESCO Information For All Programme,
  • the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics and
  • the University of Pretoria

Launch of the Festschrift for Prof Rafael Capurro: Jared Bielby and Matt Kelly

The Festschrift in honour of Rafael Capurro was launched during the gala dinner on the evening of 22 February 2017. The editors, Jared Bielby and Matt Kelly introduced the book, Information Cultures in the Digital Age. and provided a succint overview of the project.

 

ANIE awards 2017

The 2017 ANIE awards were a celebration of the commitment to and dedicated passion for Information Ethics in Africa. A variety of awards were presented to the worthy recipients:

  • Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services,  Prof Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize, MP
  • Susanna Ackermann, Intel Education, South Africa
  • Johannes J Britz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
  • Rafael Capurro, Capurro-Fiek Foundation, Germany
  • Beverly Malan, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Dennis N Ocholla, University of Zululand, South Africa

Tokens of appreciation were also presented to the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services personnel:

  • DDG Ali Mashishi
  • Andile Mgweba
  • Angie Mokgabudi
  • Debra Setsiba
  • Nozipho Sihlahla

 

Mokwinning Nhlapo Award 2017

Presentation of the Mokwinning Nhlapo Award, symbolosing political commitment to Information Ethics in Africa, was presented by Coetzee Bester and Theo Bothma to Hezekiel Dlamini, Adviser in Communication and Information, UNESCO Zimbabwe Cluster Office.

 
 
For ACEIE activities from 2012 to 2018 please visit here.

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