Open letter to the Nigerian Senate on the Frivolous Petitions Prohibition Bill (aka “Social Media” Bill)
We are a coalition of Nigerian, African, and international organisations writing to you about the proposed Frivolous Petitions (Prohibitions, etc) Bill that has provisions for social media regulation.
Cyber security is essential for the exercise of both online and offline rights, as it is key to privacy and the protection of personal data. At APC we understand the need for a cyber crime and cyber security bill to make South Africa a safer place online. However, we suggest, along with many experts from different backgrounds, that the Bill be rejected in its current form.
Avis Momeni from PROTEGE QV: "Access to information and technologies can help communities lift themselves out of poverty"
“The work we do within APC is complementary and there are many members who care about and work on community issues, poverty issues and larger societal issues,” says Avis Momeni, general secretary of PROTEGE QV, an APC member based in Cameroon, in an interview with APCNews.
We, international human rights, peace and freedom of expression organizations, are gravely concerned about the harassment and prosecution of seven human rights defenders and journalists in Morocco.