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14 Feb 2023
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14 Feb 2023
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What did Africa Get out of NetMundial Internet Governance Discussions?

9 May 2014

Our previous analysis of African stakeholders’ contributions to the initial NetMundial open submission process found that stakeholders from Africa emphasized human rights and role of governments in matters of internet governance.

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What did Africa Get out of NetMundial Internet Governance Discussions?
9 May 2014
What did Africa Get out of NetMundial Internet Governance Discussions?
The #WhyID global campaign

#WhyID

25 Oct 2019

Led by Access Now, this campaign promote meaningful change in the implementation of digital ID systems around the world.

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#WhyID
25 Oct 2019
#WhyID
Protect LGBTIQ Digital Rights

Africa LGBTQ+ digital threats survey 

10 Oct 2023

In Africa and many regions around the world, queer people and members of LGBTQ+ communities face constant threats to their fundamental human rights, including entrapment, doxxing, harassment, or arbitrary arrest.

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Africa LGBTQ+ digital threats survey 
10 Oct 2023
Africa LGBTQ+ digital threats survey 

Africa Policy Manager (Location Options-Africa)

23 Apr 2021

As Africa Policy Manager you will lead Access Now’s work, bringing an international perspective to achieve the Organization’s mission by ensuring that legislation and policies around the Region respect and extend human rights in the digital age.

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Africa Policy Manager (Location Options-Africa)
23 Apr 2021
Africa Policy Manager (Location Options-Africa)

When telcos fight back: Can standards bodies help #KeepItOn in Africa?

31 May 2017

A close look at the proposal to deny internet resources to governments that shut down the internet.

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When telcos fight back: Can standards bodies help #KeepItOn in Africa?
31 May 2017
When telcos fight back: Can standards bodies help #KeepItOn in Africa?
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South Africa draft cybersecurity and cybercrime bill misses the mark

3 Dec 2015

The South African government is considering a draft bill that, as written, undermines the rights to privacy, lacks transparency, and chills security research and online expression.

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South Africa draft cybersecurity and cybercrime bill misses the mark
3 Dec 2015
South Africa draft cybersecurity and cybercrime bill misses the mark

#KeepItOn: fighting internet shutdowns around the world

19 Aug 2022
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#KeepItOn: fighting internet shutdowns around the world
19 Aug 2022
#KeepItOn: fighting internet shutdowns around the world
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How governments can strengthen data protection in Africa

25 Jan 2024

Digitisation in Africa has led many countries to develop data protection laws. We explore ways to strengthen these frameworks.

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How governments can strengthen data protection in Africa
25 Jan 2024
How governments can strengthen data protection in Africa
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Kenya’s KICA ruling: a beacon of hope for free expression in Africa

9 May 2016

Kenya can either embrace the recent KICA ruling and lead the way for free expression in Africa, or fight it and further erode its reputation for protecting expression.

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Kenya’s KICA ruling: a beacon of hope for free expression in Africa
9 May 2016
Kenya’s KICA ruling: a beacon of hope for free expression in Africa