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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

  • AIRA members joined the rest of the world to mark the International Day for Universal Access to Information, on 28thSeptember 2022.

    Article 19 Eastern Africa highlighted the work it has done over the last year done to protect the right to information. Details here KICTANet was part of panel that discussed "Open Governance and Access to Information".

    AIRA members joined the rest of the world to mark the International Day for Universal Access to Information, on 28thSeptember 2022.
  • CIPESA Wrapped up FIFAfrica22 with a closing ceremony and release of the new digital biometric data collection in Africa report.

    The report entitled State of Internet Freedom in Africa 2022: The Rise of Biometric Surveillance. The report highlights emerging and current trends in biometric data collection and processing technology -based programs in 16 African Countries

    CIPESA Wrapped up FIFAfrica22 with a closing ceremony and release of the new digital biometric data collection in Africa report.
  • CIPIT published an article addressing whether creative works

    generated by Artificial Intelligence (AI) receive copyright protection

    CIPIT published an article addressing whether creative works
  • KICTANet participated in the Conference on Strengthening Democracy in the G7 and Africa, in Berlin, Germany.

    Ms Grace Githaiga, CEO & convenor of KICATNet was on a panel on 'Cyber Security in Electoral Processes'. She shared Kenya's experience during the 2022 General Elections. The aim of the conference was to work together on drawing up joint innovative answers to foster strong and resilient democracies.

    KICTANet participated in the Conference on Strengthening Democracy in the G7 and Africa, in Berlin, Germany.
  • Recently concluded AIRA Talks V on “Protecting Digital Rights in the Upcoming Kenya Elections

    • The moderator of the Aira Talks was Devon. 
    • Visit the link below and get to watch a video of the recently concluded Aira Talk that was conducted on 20th of July
    Recently concluded AIRA Talks V on “Protecting Digital Rights in the Upcoming Kenya Elections
  • Paradigm Initiative (PIN) last Friday 23rd September 2022 during the Net Rights Coalition Webinar discussed Digital Safety in the Face of Cybercrimes digital safety

     including how to spot phishing emails, social engineering attempts, and other cyber-attacks. Wuarola from CC-Hub/I-Hub was one of the speakers.

    Paradigm Initiative (PIN) last Friday 23rd September 2022 during the Net Rights Coalition Webinar discussed Digital Safety in the Face of Cybercrimes digital safety
    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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