14 December 2020
The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition (AfDec Coalition) in collaboration with the Centre for Human Rights (CHR), University of Pretoria: Expression, Information, and Digital Rights Unit hosted a virtual conference on the challenges and prospects of privacy and data protection in Africa with the aim of establishing and strengthening a human rights-based approach to data protection on the African continent.
24 November 2020
In an article introducing the launch of the #RestoreDataRights movement, Tom Orell, the founder of dataready.org, notes the concerns around the use of personal data, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, in violation of data governance principles that establish that data should only be used for limited and specific purposes.
03 November 2020
This article was commissioned and first published by DW Akademie, as part of the Media and Information Literacy week commemorations
Media and Information Literacy is essential for citizens to claim their human rights, especially in the digital sphere. Zimbabwean digital rights activist Koliwe Majama explores the barriers against MIL in Africa.
29 October 2020
This article was republished from CIPESA.
In the article written by Melissa Zisengwe explores the various ways that countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa are embracing civic tech innovations to combat COVID-19 related issues.