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    Module 1: Key Principles of International Law and Freedom of Expression

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

    • Since then, international human rights law has become increasingly influential in domestic courts and has set a global standard for the protection of human rights.
    • Freedom of expression is one such right that has benefitted from this trend but is increasingly under threat from the dramatic changes to the media and information eco-system occasioned by the rise of the internet.
    • African regional instruments, if properly understood and utilised, constitute a powerful tool in the arsenal of defenders of freedom of expression.