Due Date: July 31, 2019
Require propositions are open for the CIPESA Online Forum on Web Liberty in Africa 2019 (FIFAfrica19) The Partnership on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) will host the 6th FIFAfrica. This landmark occasion assembles a spectrum of stakeholders from throughout the web governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to ponder on spaces, issues and chances for advancing personal privacy, totally free expression, non-discrimination and the totally free circulation of details online.
This year, FIFAfrica will occur in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where because April 2018 the brand-new Ethiopian federal government has actually carried out extraordinary political and financial reforms. These have actually consisted of release from prison of countless detainees, revealing strategies to liberalise the telecom, air travel, and transport sectors, and dropping charges versus numerous opposition leaders, blog writers, and activists. On the web flexibility front, the brand-new administration has actually brought back mobile and high speed web services that had actually been interfered with because 2016, and unblocked 246 sites, blog sites, and news websites that had actually been unattainable for over a years. These essential advancements act as an opportunity to advance more progressive efforts on web governance and promo of human rights online, not just in the nation that hosts the African Union (AU) however on the continent at big.
The Online forum reacts to increasing obstacles to the satisfaction of web flexibility in numerous nations, consisting of arrests and intimidation of online users, web interruptions, and an expansion of laws and guidelines that weaken the capacity of digital innovation to drive socio-economic and political advancement on the continent. FIFAfrica for that reason puts web flexibility on the program of essential stars consisting of African policy makers, regulators, human rights protectors, police agents, and the media, leading the way for more comprehensive deal with advancing online rights in Africa and promoting the multi-stakeholder design of web governance.
In the lead as much as the online forum is the invite of concepts on what must form the basis of panel conversations, exhibits, workshops and lightning talks at the occasion. They invite propositions which can be finished as part of the registration type.
- Open to a large spectrum of stakeholders from throughout the web governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond.
To learn more, go to FIFAfrica19