Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges

Date and time: 
Aug 12 2014

Venue

Country: 
South Africa

Organisers

apc_events: 
APC
Other- name of organisation: 
Demos Institute and the Association for Progressive Communications

In 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, presented recommendations for governments in the area of access to internet and freedom of expression. This meeting, convened by the Special Rapporteur in collaboration with APC, will be an opportunity to look at the current situation of access in the Africa regional from a rights lens and discuss the progress and challenges the region faces.

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Background paper on freedom of expression on the internet by Andrew Puddephatt530.17 KB
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, 2011137.51 KB
Logistics and Travel Advisory.pdf340.96 KB
Draft list of participants: Expert Consultation on Internet Access and Freedom of Expression in Africa74.29 KB
Draft Agenda for Expert Consultation on Internet Access and Freedom of Expression in Africa, Agenda, 12 August 201475.98 KB
The state of internet access in Africa3.62 MB
The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Principles183.5 KB
Other information
Location: 
Milpark Garden Court Hotel, Cnr. Empire Road and Owl Street, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa 2073

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