As part of our Digital Rights Advocates Project, Media Defence announces its new Summary Modules on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression Online developed in collaboration with ALT Advisory.
These modules provide an overview of relevant principles and case law for lawyers in sub-Saharan Africa interested in litigating digital rights cases. The modules are a summary of international and comparative law on access to the internet, digital privacy and online data protection as well as specific types of speech-related offences online. They are available under a creative commons license and are therefore free to share and adapt with appropriate credit.
The modules are available on our eReader and are accompanied by the Advanced Modules on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression which we launched in July 2020. The Advanced Modules explore developments in digital rights: from the ways in which access to content has been restricted, the criminalisation of online speech, the intersection between the right to privacy and freedom of expression and how non-state actors facilitate online censorship as well as practical tips for litigating these issues at the national and regional levels in sub-Saharan Africa.
For further information, please contact Hannah Stoate, Training Manager: email@example.com
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