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    Module 3: Criminalisation of Online Speech

    Advanced Modules on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression Online in sub-Saharan Africa

    • To provide an overview of the criminalisation of online speech.
    • To set out the applicable international human rights standards and an overview of fundamental international and regional legal principles.
    • To understand the impact of criminalisation on freedom of expression and to identify legitimate purposes for limiting freedom of expression.
    • To set out and to examine the different forms of criminalisation, including hate speech, cybercrime and disinformation.
    • To identify practical ways to deal with the competing interests of criminality and free speech.
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