Updates Archive

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....

FIFAfrica17: Register today!

Event reports

It is closing in yet again on that time of the year when we convene to explore the many aspects of online rights at the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica). Between September 27 and 29, 2017 we converge in Johannesburg, South Africa, to share ideas, experiences and insights as we continue to build the movement for #InternetFreedomAfrica! Register and join those who already have set their sights on...

West Africa Forum on Internet governance (WAIGF)

Event reports

The 9th edition of the WAIGF Brings together stakeholders in the Internet governance of the sub-region in order to discuss and exchange on good practices and the development of the Internet, and to foster a sharing of experiences and knowledge thus allowing an overall view of the position of the sub region in matters of ICTs and the Internet. This year, the activities will revolve around the theme "Digital...


Event reports

This blog post had been written by Avis Momeni on behalf of PROTEGE QV, reflecting on a session he hosted at the 5th national IGF in Cameroon. The views expressed in this blog represent the views of the author/s only, and do not represent the views of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms and its members. If you'd...

The Role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Protecting and Promoting Human Rights Online

Statements/Press releases

This week (26th-28th May 2017), representatives of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from across the continent will gather in Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss and strengthen their understanding of some of the most pressing human rights challenges facing the continent today: in an era of rapidly rising Internet use how can the internet be a true enabler of human rights, and how do NHRIs play their...

Roundtable on protection and promotion of human rights online

Event reports

As the world commemorates "Africa Day" this week, the Association of Progressive Communications (APC) is convening a roundtable in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the national human rights institutions (NANHRI) to address current human rights and internet challenges on the continent.