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Building cyberspace back better: Introducing the #RestoreDataRights movement

Event reports

By Tom Orrell, Managing Director, DataReady Limited

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for far too many people. News of death, disease, quarantine, lockdown, financial hardship, heightened anxiety and distress dominate headlines around the world. One of the things that distinguishes the COVID-19 pandemic from crises that have come before it is that our collective grief, loss, anxiety...

Meaningful Internet access: Zimbabwe is one of the worlds most expensive countries for mobile data. | PIC: Tsvangirai Mukwazhi/AP/Picture Alliance

How MIL enables citizens to claim their digital rights

Event reports

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...

African Civic Tech and COVID-19: Five Emerging Trends


By Melissa Zisengwe for CIPESA

This article was republished from CIPESA.

Africa has a growing civic tech community that focuses on issues such as accountability and transparency, data journalism, citizen participation, and public services monitoring. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, various ...

Invitation: Privacy and data protection in Africa: Challenges and prospects

Statements/Press releases

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, cordially invites you to a conference on privacy and data protection in Africa from 12 to 15 October 2020. The conference is organised by the Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit in collaboration with the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition (...

AfDec at FIFAfrica20

Event reports

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition (AfDec) Coordinator, Koliwe Majama, was a panelist at the Africa Internet Rights Alliance (AIRA) rollout event at the 7th edition of the annual Forum on Internet Freedom Africa (FIFAfrica20). The panel had a discussion on digital rights: their importance as they constitute human rights; the need for collaboration and partnership between state and...

Young woman sits in front of computer, accessing the Internet for research. PIC: Retha Ferguson | Pexels.com

Solidifying internet rights to increase information access in Zimbabwe

Opinions and commentary

By Koliwe Majama

Zimbabwe is set to commemorate the International Day for Universal Access to Information on the 28th of September 2020. This comes at a time when the country, alongside the rest of the world, is faced with a health pandemic that has moved citizens’ daily communication, education, work, trade, and access to basic services from physical interactions to, mostly, online interactions. The...