n Innovation : journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa - Chronological discussion of ANIE events 2007 - 2012

Volume 2013, Issue 46
  • ISSN : 1025-8892



In 2007, a group of international academics in the fields of Information Technology, Philosophy and Politics came together to form an academic network. This network is known as the African Network on Information Ethics (ANIE). ANIE identified a gap in the academic representation of the African Continent on the global stage, specifically pertaining to Information Ethics, and therefore started organising events to stimulate research on Information Ethics in Africa. The aim of this article is to give an overview of the activities that took place from 2007 to 2012 which include international conferences, workshops and publications. The methodology includes the study of conference and workshop presentations by internationally acclaimed academics; analysis of the ANIE website, the outcomes and reports from workshops and conferences organised on the topic of Information Ethics in Africa and the minutes of meetings related to Information Ethics in Africa. The methodology secondly comprises of a chronological layout of activities related to Information Ethics in Africa since the Information Ethics Conference in 2007 up to the formal establishment of the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE) in May 2012. The result of this international collaboration has led to a partnership with the South African National Department of Communications, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) and various universities across Africa. Finally, this collaboration contributed to the establishment of ACEIE.

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