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Each month, more than half a billion Africans access the internet – this is more than all the internet users in North America and the Middle East combined – and that number continues to grow.  As the internet and digital technology become more and more integrated into all aspects of life, governance, and the economy in Africa, the inequalities and challenges we face online are reflected offline. We face new challenges to our human rights in the digital context – including unequal access, censorship and violence online. We must work.

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Upcoming AIRA Talks

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Event Dates :

Date: 20th July 2022

Time: Time: 16.00 EAT/ 14.00WAT/15.00SAST/09.00EST

Registration http://bit.ly/airatalks5

A snapshot into what members are Doing

  • Paradigm Initiative's: Finding Diana:

    The film, inspired by the Londa Digital Rights and Inclusion report across 22 African countries, follows Aisha Coker, a 28-year-old down-on-her-luck journalist chasing a story about debauchery in the ranks of her state government.

    Paradigm Initiative's: Finding Diana:
  • Somalia: Drop charges against journalist and support free speech

    ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa and six other freedom of expression organisations have called on Somalia’s attorney general to drop all charges against Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, the Secretary General of the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), with immediate effect.

    Somalia: Drop charges against journalist and support free speech
  • Cyber Threat to African Fintech Report 2022

    My identity pass will on Tuesday, the 20th of December host a Twitter Space to gain quality insights into the recently published investigations on the common cyber threats to African fintech.  Download the Cyber Threat to African Fintech Report 2022 here.

    Cyber Threat to African Fintech Report 2022
  • Hustler Fund – What Are the Data Privacy Implications?

    KICTANet published an article, Hustler Fund – What Are the Data Privacy Implications? It investigates the data protection implications of President Ruto’s Hustler Fund.

    Hustler Fund – What Are the Data Privacy Implications?
  • Implications of failure to regulate hate speech on social media platforms. 

    Amnesty International - Kenya's latest Amnesty Read discusses the implications of failure to regulate hate speech on social media platforms. 

    Implications of failure to regulate hate speech on social media platforms. 
  • Internet Access and Participation as Enablers of Digital Human Rights

    Published a report on their observations from the IGF session on Access & participation as enablers of digital human rights.

    Internet Access and Participation as Enablers of Digital Human Rights
    The African Internet Rights Alliance (AIRA) envisions an Africa where digital rights are upheld in all aspects of life, governance, and the economy, ensuring equity and prosperity across the continent.

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