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Rafael and his wife Annette created in 2010 the Capurro Fiek Foundation as an independent, non-for-profit foundation dedicated to promoting the analysis and ethical evaluation of the social and cultural impact of new technologies as well as to projects and help programmes supporting children and adolescents under unequal living conditions. The Foundation is particularly committed to promoting: academic activities such as research, publications, and events in the field of information ethics, pedagogical and social activities to support children and adolescents under unfair living conditions, charitable projects dealing with overcoming the gaps and disadvantages with regard to access and use of information and communication technologies.

Prof. em. Dr. Rafael Capurro (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Dipl. Bibl. Annette Capurro (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Dr. Felix Weil (Quibiq, Stuttgart, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Tobias Keber (Stuttgart Media University, Institut für digitale Ethik, Germany)

International Board Members:
Jared Bielby (MA/MLIS in Humanities and Computing, University of Alberta, Canada; Chair of ICIE)
Maximiliano Rodríguez Fleitas (Biblioteca del Poder Legislativo and Faculty of Information and Communication, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay)
Matthew Kelly (BA; MA; MLbryInfMgmt; MIS; MBA) (Australia)



Escuela No. 230 "Benita Berro de Varela" in Puntas de Manga, Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay
: School Library project.

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(from left to right) Leandro Placeres, Eugenia Rodríguez, Rafael Capurro,
Judith Varela, Nicolás Acha, Vanina Inchausti y Maximiliano Rodríguez

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In November 2015, the school library called "Biblioteca Nuevo Roble" was opened for the public in a celebration to which all residents of Puntas de Manga were invited.

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Inauguration of the "Biblioteca Nuevo Roble Source

Video created by the school director, Gonzalo Rodríguez, for the inauguration day


Stuttgart Media University


WS 2021/22:
Laura Braxmaier

WS 2017/18: 
Bernhard Koch: „Weltmodelle und Narrative rechtspopulistischer Parteien: Eine mediensemiotische Analyse von Parteiprogrammen“

SS 2017: 
Marcel Schlegel: „Vom Diktat der Algorithmen zum Populismus der vernetzten Vielen“


Africa Network for Information Ethics



At the 4th  ANIE International Conference on Information Ethics that took place on July 2-4, 2014 in Kampala (Uganda) two ANIE / ACEIE / UWM (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA)  / CFF academic awards were presented to

Prof. Constant Okello-Obura, University of Makarere, Uganda.

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Prof. Dennis Ngong Ocholla, University of Zululand, South Africa.

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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

Keynote address "Ethical Issues of Online Social Networks in Africa", Third Africa Information Ethics Conference, Pretoria (South Africa), 3-7 September 2012.



The CFF together with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) (USA) represented by Provost Johannes B. 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

Keynote address: Global Intercultural Information Ethics from an African Perspective, Second Africa Information Ethics Conference, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana, 6-7 September, 2010.

Award 2011

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University of Pretoria

Department of Information Science
Research Associate

 African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics  (ACEIE)


Rafael Capurro, Johannes.J. Britz, Theo.J.D. Bothma & Coetzee  Bester (Eds.): Africa Reader on Information Ethics. Ed. by First electronic edition 2007, First printed edition 2012. Published by Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 394 pages. ISBN 978-0-620-45627-2.

Africa Reader

Dennis Ocholla, Johannes Britz, Rafael Capurro and Coetzee Bester (Eds.): Information Ethics in Africa: Cross-cutting Themes. Pretoria: African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics, University of Pretoria, South Africa. 2013 (ISBN 978-1-920527-65-5).

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International Center for Information Ethics

African Information Ethics Conference: Ethical Challenges in the Information Age
Pretoria, 5-7 February 2007
The first Pan-African Conference on Information Ethics was organized by
the University of Pretoria, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, and the International Center for Information Ethics.
Proceedings International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE).

The conference was sponsored by the South African Government under the patronage of UNESCO

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Rafael Capurro, Johannes Britz (Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Mokwinning Nhlapo (Department of Communications, SA), ?, Boyan Radoykov (UNESCO)
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Africa Infoethics 2007



Nelson Mandela. A Reader on Information Ethics
Edited by Coetzee Bester, Johannes Britz, Rafael Capurro & Rachel Fischer
International Centre for Information Ethics (ICIE), 2021

Mandela Reader



organized by the Renmin University of China, School of Philosophy (Prof. Li Maosen) and the International Center for Information Ethics
Beijing, P.R. China, October 28-29, 2010

China 2010

China Infoethics 2010

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World Education Day Assembly-2019

Theme: Reshaping the Global Future of Education for All, Stream 17

Presentation on behalf of the CFF by Maximiliano Rodriguez Fleitas

Maximiliano Rodriguez Fleitas

Last update: April 4, 2022


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