Human rights and ICTs
Over 200 delegates from across Africa and the world attended the 2019 edition of the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum hosted by Paradigm Initiative in Lagos, Nigeria, where sessions focused on securing human rights in the digital age and expanding digital access to marginalised populations.
APC stands in solidarity with Dr. Wairagala Wakabi, Executive Director of the Uganda-based Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), who was detained and finally deported upon arrival at the International Airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
This policy brief, which visually illustrates relevant issues related to internet rights in Cameroon, was developed by APC member PROTEGE QV based on their study "Watching Cameroon through the lenses of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms".
If you are a designer, an artist, an illustrator or passionate about freedom of expression, internet rights and the power of tech, we invite you to take part in this contest! Deadline is on 30 May 2019.
The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Secretariat and several members of the African Declaration Coalition met in Entebbe, Uganda to brainstorm on the building blocks of a 36-month strategic plan for cultivating an environment that respects human rights online in the region.
A session introducing the CYRILLA database was hosted at the Internet Freedom Festival for legal researchers, journalists, civil society advocates and human rights defenders seeking to shape rapidly evolving legal frameworks for digital rights worldwide.
During its first and second Universal Periodic Review cycles, 395 recommendations were made to the DRC. The government supported more than 80% of the recommendations made, but none of these recommendations touched on human rights online.
7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media launched its annual report on Palestinian digital rights. The report details violations by governments, authorities, international technology companies and Palestinian society.
The Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research Group (HRPC) in the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) is about to gather for its 11th meeting in a little over three years, on Thursday, 28 March.
As negotiations at the Human Rights Council enter their final phase, APC and over 150 other civil society organisations join ISHR's call on all states and civil society to use the remaining days to work towards the adoption of a strong resolution on environmental human rights defenders.