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Access Now brief: how African countries can shape cybercrime laws that protect rights

21 Dec 2016

We analyze draft laws in four countries, providing guidance to help legislators protect human rights.

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Access Now brief: how African countries can shape cybercrime laws that protect rights
21 Dec 2016
Access Now brief: how African countries can shape cybercrime laws that protect rights
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Telcos warned against shutting down DR Congo networks

16 Dec 2016

The Democratic Republic of Congo wants a social media blackout on Monday. Can we stop them?

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Telcos warned against shutting down DR Congo networks
16 Dec 2016
Telcos warned against shutting down DR Congo networks
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What do a fisherman, a soccer fan, and missing cattle have to do with free expression?

28 Jun 2016

From Malaysia, to Uganda, to Tanzania, there are worrying laws that can send people to jail for what they post online. Here’s how activists are pushing back.

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What do a fisherman, a soccer fan, and missing cattle have to do with free expression?
28 Jun 2016
What do a fisherman, a soccer fan, and missing cattle have to do with free expression?

Uganda blocks social media (again), harms human rights

11 May 2016

For the second time this year Uganda has carried out an internet shutdown during the election period. It’s time to push back.

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Uganda blocks social media (again), harms human rights
11 May 2016
Uganda blocks social media (again), harms human rights
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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
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Emerging threats in cybersecurity and data protection legislation in African Union countries

13 Feb 2015

In January 2015, heads of state met at the 24th African Union Summit to discuss the “African Union Agenda 2063” with the goal of enabling “a continent on equal footing with the rest of the world as an information society.” While Access applauds the human rights protections enshrined in the convention, we are deeply troubled by draft legislation that has emerged across the continent that tramples rights in the name of implementing the convention.

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Emerging threats in cybersecurity and data protection legislation in African Union countries
13 Feb 2015
Emerging threats in cybersecurity and data protection legislation in African Union countries
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African Union adopts framework on cyber security and data protection

22 Aug 2014

Without much media attention, the heads of state of the African Union (AU) agreed to a landmark convention this summer affecting many aspects of digital life.

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African Union adopts framework on cyber security and data protection
22 Aug 2014
African Union adopts framework on cyber security and data protection