African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

Inside the Information Society: Internet governance needs African experience of African issues
Inside the Information Society: Internet governance needs African experience of African issues 17 October 2016 David Souter

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog reviews what this year’s African School on Internet Governance said about Africa’s Internet governance priorities. I spent last week at the annual African School on Internet Governance – AfriSIG for short – which is organised by APC and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). This post’s in two parts – the first about AfriSIG ...

APC promotes the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms at Highway Africa
APC promotes the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms at Highway Africa 26 August 2016 APC

Highway Africa, a conference at the centre of Africa’s debates on journalism, media and information and communications technology (ICT), will take place on 28-30 in Grahamstown, South Africa. The event has become the largest annual gathering of African journalists in the world. APC is participating as part of our efforts to promote the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, an initiative that promotes human rights standards and principles of openness in internet policy formul...

Engage with the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms
Engage with the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms 14 July 2016

Engage with the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms was developed to broaden the view of civil and political rights to include internet-related issues that are important for developing country actors. Those for whom the internet is a vital platform for expression and participation, including women’s rights activists and p...

Call for contributions on the internet and human rights in Africa
Call for contributions on the internet and human rights in Africa 13 July 2016

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 25 July, 2016. Send an email to: emilar@apc.org with “AD CALL” in the subject line. APC is calling for submissions of articles, case studies, interviews, publication reviews and other creative audio and visual contributions that explore how the internet [can / does / could] play a role in upholding...

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one"
“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one" 23 June 2016

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms (…) promotes human rights standards and principles of openness in internet policy formulation and implementation on the continent,” the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, highlighted in his latest report to the Human Rights Council 32nd session. The Afri...

What is the state of digital security and digital rights advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa?
What is the state of digital security and digital rights advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa? 24 May 2016

During the “Arab Spring” of 2011, the internet was a space for mobilisation. Since then, it has become a space for oppression of activism and dissent as well, with the governments of numerous countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA, Maghreb-Machrek in Arabic) adopting or amending legislation to crack down on online speech, deploying censorship and surveillance tools in an attemp...

“We need to take the African Declaration of Internet Rights to where the people are”
“We need to take the African Declaration of Internet Rights to where the people are” 04 May 2016

As part of the work to promote visibility of African internet rights, APC’s Leila Nachawati Rego has interviewed renowned Nigerian internet rights defender Gbenga Sesan. Read to know more about the African Declaration on Internet Rights, youth and the importance of regional work. http://africaninternetrights.org/updates/2016/04/article-654/

CIPESA: "The African Declaration is key to reach a common understanding of online rights policy"
CIPESA: "The African Declaration is key to reach a common understanding of online rights policy" 15 March 2016 APC

Source: CIPESA “A fundamental challenge in need of urgent resolution in the digital age is how to protect human rights and freedoms on the Internet, and the African continent is no exception.” This is the introduction to the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, an initiative joined by a diversity of organisations and individuals from the region to protect human rights in the...

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015
African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015 11 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway? was the provocative title of a panel that explored how policy frameworks affect human rights on the continent. “Declarations are important, but implementation is the key issue,” was a core idea of the session, which touched on how initiatives like the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms can benefit policy makers, the bu...

PROTEGE QV at the African School on Internet Governance: “The African Declaration should be a citizen handbook on internet use”
PROTEGE QV at the African School on Internet Governance: “The African Declaration should be a citizen handbook on internet use” 28 September 2015 Leila Nachawati

This article was previously published on the African School on Internet Governance website. Cameroonian association PROTEGE QV stands for “Promotion of Technologies that Guarantee Environment and a better Quality of Life”. Since 1995, it has worked on promoting rural development, protecting the environment and improving the well-being of communities in Cameroon. In 2007, it joined APC as th...

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