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African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition World Press Freedom Day statement

Statements/Press releases

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition (AfDec), in commemoration of the 2020 World Press Freedom Day today, calls on African governments and leaders to give greater recognition to the place and role of the internet as an extension and facilitator of a free and independent media environment that is essential for the consolidation of democracy on the continent. According to the...

Call for Articles

Statements/Press releases

The Secretariat of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition (hereafter referred to as AfDec) invites African researchers, academics, journalists and human and digital rights activists to submit a synopsis of an in-depth piece that explores national and/or regional responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and their impact on human rights online.

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COVID-19 & Digital Rights Rapid Response Fund

Statements/Press releases

The Secretariat of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition announces the launch of the Coalition’s COVID-19 & Digital Rights Rapid Response Fund. The Fund is an extension of the Strategic Advocacy Fund that forms part of the project “Securing human rights online in Africa through a strong and active ‘African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms’ network” (AfDec project)....

Internet rights and freedoms in Uganda: Assessment of Uganda’s compliance with the principles of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

Publications

This study by the Africa Freedom of Information Centre gives a thorough analysis of Uganda’s compliance with the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms. It explores the promotion and protection of digital rights in proposed and implementation of existing internet-related policy in the country. It goes further to give recommendations to...

Phase 2 updates to ALT Advisory’s Data Protection Africa portal are now available

Event reports

Data Protection Africa (DPA) is an online open-access portal that provides information on data protection laws and access to data protection authorities in 32 African countries. Phase 2 updates to DPA are now available.

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AfDec to advocate for robust, open and free internet in 2020

Opinions and commentary

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms (AfDec) Coalition has set 2020 as the year for robust advocacy for an open and free internet as well as strategic promotion of online human rights in Africa.

AfDec’s work is hinged on the promotion of the 13 principles of the African Declaration. The Coalition is a Pan-African initiative aimed...

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