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‘Who cares that Google knows everything?': Russia and Uganda to create ‘their own internet’

Alexei Volin, Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, agreed to cooperate with Nombi Tembo, the Minister of Information Technologies of the Republic of Uganda.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation, Russia and Uganda agreed to intensify cooperation in the field of information technology (IT), e-government, communications and information, Joinfo.ua reports.

During the meeting the representatives of Uganda expressed interest in the use of the Russian experience of e-government, the portal of public services, the organization of interdepartmental workflow and other remote socially important services. The Russian side expressed readiness to help Uganda in all areas related to the activities of e-government.

In addition, the parties discussed the need to develop new international rules for Internet governance that would put an end to the monopoly of small group of people and countries and transfer the Internet under the effective control of the entire world community. Much attention was also paid to the issues of cybersecurity and protecting children from adult content, drugs and suicide propaganda, as well as the fight against terrorism and extremism in social networks.

During the negotiations there was also discussed the possibility of signing the Russian-Ugandan cooperation agreement in the field of information and provision of advice in the creation of digital television infrastructure in Uganda.

It was noted that cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies will be one of the key issues in the work produced by the Intergovernmental Russian-Ugandan commission on economic and scientific-technical cooperation. Alexei Volin is supposed to represent the Russian co-chair of the commission and Ugandan Foreign Minister Henry Okelo Oriem – the Ugandan party.

It should be recalled that Roskomnadzor threatened Facebook, Twitter and Google with sanctions.