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The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms as a tool to promote Internet freedoms

Event reports

MISA Zimbabwe utilised the recently held Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance Conference to raise awareness about the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms (AfDec). AfDec elaborates “… on the principles which are necessary to uphold human and people’s rights on the Internet, and to cultivate an Internet environment that can best meet Africa’...

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition: Promotion of freedom of expression a priority for Southern Africa

Event reports

Freedom of expression remains Southern Africa’s most violated online right. Advocacy for the respect, recognition and promotion of freedom of expression online has been marked as a priority for digital rights activists in the region. Southern African members of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms (AfDec) Coalition, drawn from Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and...

Watching Cameroon through the lenses of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

Publications

This policy brief, which visually illustrates relevant issues related to internet rights in Cameroon, was developed by APC member PROTEGE QV based on their in-depth study Watching Cameroon through the lenses of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms. The study was produced...

Africa in urgent need of a homegrown online rights strategy

Opinions and commentary

Events in the first quarter of 2019 indicate that Africa urgently needs to agree on a homegrown strategy for the protection and promotion of online rights and freedoms on the continent. During the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF) held in Lagos, Nigeria on 24-25 April 2019, at a session hosted by APC on behalf of the ...

Consolidating a rights-based approach to internet access and governance in Africa

Event reports

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Secretariat and several members of the African Declaration Coalition met in Entebbe, Uganda to brainstorm on the building blocks of a 36-month strategic plan for cultivating an environment that respects human rights online in the region. Read more.

Call open for African Declaration Strategic Advocacy Fund

Statements/Press releases

The Secretariat of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition (hereafter referred to as AfDeC) is inviting Coalition members to apply for small grants. Activities that are proposed should focus on advocating for an open and free internet that promotes human rights as articulated in one or more principles of the African Declaration’s 13 principles. [Link 13 principles : http://engage....

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