Google announced $5 million in grants aimed, in part, at facilitating improved Internet infrastructure in Nigeria. $500,000 was awarded to the Nigeria ICT Forum, which runs the Bandwidth Consortium. The Consortium was set up with support from MacArthur and aims to bring vastly expanded Internet bandwidth capacity and capability, at approximately one-third the cost, to academic institutions on the continent. The effort grew out of MacArthur's role in the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, a $440 million investment by seven American foundations, which strengthened 65 institutions of higher education in nine countries.
March 30, 2017 - Publication
The majority of telecommunications, internet, and mobile companies does not disclose sufficient information to their users about policies and practices affecting freedom of expression and privacy, according to the 2017 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index. Read More
March 30, 2017 - From The Field
The Roosevelt Institute’s Re:Public Project will invest in youth-driven campaigns and initiatives to push back against privatization in the educational system, economy, and justice system. Read More