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The impact of COVID-19 on digital rights in Africa

Publications

This publication is a compilation of 19 articles by African researchers, academics, journalists, and human and digital rights activists on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on digital rights in Africa.

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AfDec takes data protection to the regional internet governance forum

Event reports

AfDec takes data protection to the regional internet governance forum

 

In Africa, the need for robust data protection regulations has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic continues to move most human interaction online, efforts to mitigate the risks and effects of the Covid-19 virus have involved the use of digital technologies to manage...

2021 Uganda Elections: Open Letter to Alphabet Inc

Statements/Press releases

2021 Uganda Elections: Open Letter to Alphabet Inc.

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition endorsed an open letter to Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google services, in which they urged the tech giant to contest a request by the Ugandan government to ban over 14,...

Privacy and Data Protection in Africa Conference

Event reports

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. The collaboration between CHR and the AfDec Coalition sought to establish and strengthen a human...

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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...

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