Freedom of expression

Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back”

11 February 2014
NEW YORK 11 February 2014 (APC) -

PRESS STATEMENT
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Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back”
International community unites to protest big brother on February 11

Internet rights organisations, civil-society groups, authors, and internet users across six continents take to the digital streets to demand an end to mass surveillance on Tuesday, 11 February 20

Initiative for an African Declaration on Internet Rights co-organised by Global Partners and APC

Date and time: 
Feb 12 2014 - Feb 13 2014

Venue

Country: 
South Africa

Organisers

Other- name of organisation: 
Global Partners and the Association for Progressive Communications

The Internet is having a tremendous impact on freedom of expression and other human rights across the African continent, offering social, political and economic opportunities. But as a highly complex and fast-changing environment, the Internet also brings with it its own challenges. In Africa, many of these challenges are playing out in a unique way.

Other information
Location: 
The Wedgwood, 75A Second Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa

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