Deadline: July 12, 2019
Applications are open for the Paradigm Initiative Regional Digital Rights Workshops 2019 in Anglophone West Africa and Francophone Africa. These workshops will be focused on understanding and navigating the policy and regulatory landscape related to digital rights and security, as well as learning advocacy and engagement strategies for those who work or are interested in promoting and defending human rights online in Africa.
The subject of human rights online has never been more important than it is now. The subject is not only relevant to policy makers, advocates, and civil society organisations working around the theme of ICTs for Development, but for all who rely heavily on the use of the Internet for their work for Human Rights and/or Freedom of Expression, media institutions, and individuals who use the internet for activism, advocacy or civil engagement. Many African governments are rolling out legislation and policies which enforce privacy violations, infringements to freedom of expression, access restrictions and hurt other digital rights.
- Limited funding to support flight and accommodation is available. You may indicate whether or not you need sponsorship on your application form.
- Workshop materials, coffee/tea and lunch will be provided during the workshop.
- Open to individuals who live and work in Anglophone West Africa and Francophone Africa.
- Selection will be based on best-fit considerations with a focus on the likelihood that the workshop will be useful to your ongoing work.
For more information, visit Regional Digital Rights Workshops.