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26 July 2016

APC launches new interactive platform for the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

Engage with the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms was developed to broaden the view of civil and political rights to include internet-related issues that are important for developing country actors. Those for whom the Internet is a vital platform for expression and participation, including women’s rights activists and people of…

24 July 2016

Nigeria: Good developments for digital rights, but surveillance continues

As part of the work to promote awareness of African internet rights, this week Leila Nachawati of the Association for Progressive Communications interviewed renowned Nigerian internet rights defender Gbenga Sesan, executive director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), on internet rights in Nigeria, the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill and the threats and challenges to internet rights in the country and in the…

16 June 2016

Feminism online in West and Central Africa: Identities and digital colonisation

In West and Central Africa, feminist organising has often been fractured at a regional level. This is due in part to the language barrier – which is a direct result of colonisation – between mainly French-, English- and Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as the numerous local languages that are present in the sub-region. Except for Nigeria and Senegal, which have…

08 May 2016

Avis Momeni: Nous travaillons pour sensibiliser les étudiantes sur leur droit pris en compte dans la Déclaration Africaine des Droits et des Libertés de l’Internet

Dans le cadre des travaux visant à promouvoir Déclaration Africaine des Droits et Libertés de l’internet, nous avons parlé avec Avis Momeni, le Secrétaire général de Protege QV (Promotion des Technologies Garantes de l’Environnement et de la Qualité de Vie),  une association de droit camerounais qui s’est fixée pour mission de promouvoir les initiatives individuelles ou collectives qui visent à…

28 April 2016

Gbenga Sesan, from Paradigm Initiative Nigeria: “We need to take the African Declaration of Internet Rights to where the people are”

As part of the work to promote visibility of African internet rights, this week we have interviewed renowned Nigerian internet rights defender Gbenga Sesan, executive director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), a social enterprise that connects Nigerian youth with ICT-enabled opportunities to achieve socioeconomic development. Both you and your organisation are very involved with Nigerian youth. Would you say African…

25 April 2016

The perks of having internet access as a student

Internet access and affordability is one of the principles of the Declaration (Principle 2). In this blog post, Yolanda Mlonzi, a South African International Relations and Media Studies student who works at the Association for Progressive Communications, provides a personal perspective on the issue. Why is Principle 2 a key principle of the Declaration and why is having affordable and…