Summary Modules on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression Online
Media Defence’s Summary Modules on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression consist of ten modules designed as a reference guide for litigating cases of digital rights in sub-Saharan Africa. These modules are aimed at an audience of lawyers, with experience of litigation, but not necessarily of media, digital rights, freedom of expression or human rights law. They can also be useful to law students and legal practitioners with an interest in digital rights.
In this publication, you will find the following modules:
- Module 1 – Key Principles of International Law and Freedom of Expression
- Module 2 – Introduction to Digital Rights
- Module 3 – Access to the Internet
- Module 4 – Data Privacy and Data Protection
- Module 5 – Defamation
- Module 6 – Hate Speech
- Module 7 – Cybercrimes
- Module 8 – ‘False News’, Misinformation, and Propaganda
- Module 9 – National Security
- Module 10 – Introduction to Litigating Digital Rights in Africa
The modules are provided under a creative commons license and are therefore free to share and adapt with appropriate credit.