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FIFAfrica21: Africa Must be Assertive in International Cybercrime Negotiations

By Apolo Kakaire |

Local nuances, technology neutrality and cross-border cooperation should be at the heart of multi-stakeholder negotiations by African states as part of the United Nations (UN) process on elaborating an international convention on cybercrime. This is according to experts who brainstormed on how African stakeholders can contribute to the planned negotiations, and the role African civil society organisations can play in this process.

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How State Surveillance is Stifling Democratic Participation in Africa: State of Internet Freedom in Africa Study Findings

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As African countries embrace digital technologies, there is growing concern that the rising state surveillance, which is partly being enabled by the same digital technologies, is undermining African citizens’ digital rights and hindering their willingness to meaningfully participate in democratic processes.
One of the “democratising effects” of the internet was that it had provided a safe and alternative engagement platform…

FIFAfrica21: Tackling Cybersecurity on the African continent

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EU Cyber Direct will on September 29, 2021 convene a session on Africa and the Future of International Cybercrime Cooperation as part of the eighth edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica).

According to the Africa Center, African governments face a fast-evolving array of digital threats including espionage, critical infrastructure sabotage and organised crime. The attacks come from a broad range of…

#FIFAfrica21: Deliberating Europe-Africa Digital Rights Cooperation

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As a supporter of the upcoming Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2021 (FIFAfrica21), the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) will seek to enhance digital rights cooperation between Africa and Europe.

Ambassador Tadej Rupel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, Presidency of the Council of European Union 2021, will be part of a keynote panel to kick off FIFAfrica21 on September…

Countdown to The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2021 (#FIFAfrica21) – Here Is What You Can Expect!

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The five-day countdown to the eighth edition of the annual Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2021 (FIFAfrica21) is on!

While revolving around three primary themes of Access to Information, Digital Inclusion, and Key Trends shaping digital rights in Africa, the Forum will serve as a platform to dissect and deliberate on topics shaping the digital rights agenda in the continent…

Apply for Data Driven Advocacy Sketchathon at FIFAfrica21

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Do you want to use data for advocacy but you’re not sure where to start? Would you like to transform statistics into compelling stories? Are you passionate about a digital rights cause, and want to convince others to join your efforts?

In the lead up to the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2021 (FIFAfrica21), the Collaboration on International ICT Policy…

Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2021 (FIFAfrica21) Set For September: Propose a Session!

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On September 28-30, 2021, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) will host the eighth edition of the annual Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica). The Forum is a landmark event that convenes a wide spectrum of stakeholders from across the internet governance and digital rights arenas to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities…