Many academics, especially in library and information sciences, have been involved in information ethics since the 1990s. Their dedication to the field culminated in the first local African Network of Information Ethics (ANIE) Conference, which took place in Pretoria in 2007. Conference on Information Ethics took place in Pretoria, South Africa from 21 to 23 February 2017. This event hosted 45 participants from Australia, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Uganda, the USA and Zimbabwe, and coincided with the tenth anniversary of formal structures and research projects in the field of information ethics in Africa. The event was also known as the ANIEversary.
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