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Home Call for Applications Online Forum on Web Liberty in Africa 2019 (FIFAfrica19) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Travel Assistance Offered)

Online Forum on Web Liberty in Africa 2019 (FIFAfrica19) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Travel Assistance Offered)

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Online Forum on Web Liberty in Africa 2019 (FIFAfrica19) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Travel Assistance Offered)

Application Due Date: September 6,2019

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On September 23-26, 2019 the Partnership on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) will host the 6th Online forum on Web Liberty in Africa (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 info online.

This year, FIFAfrica will happen in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where given that 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 broadband web services that had actually been interrupted given that 2016, and unblocked 246 sites, blog sites, and news websites that had actually been unattainable for over a years. These essential advancements function 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.

Please note that pre-events will be hung on 23 and 24 September while.
the primary Online forum occasion will happen on 25 and 26 September.

The Online forum is a landmark occasion that assembles different stakeholders from the web governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to ponder on spaces, issues and chances for advancing personal privacy, access to info, totally free expression, non-discrimination and the totally free circulation of info online on the continent.

Please keep in mind the below essential dates associated with involvement at the Online forum:
— The closing date for registration to go to is 18.00 East African Time on September 6, 2019.
— Session propositions will be accepted till July 31, 2019
— Applications for travel assistance will be accepted till July 31, 2019
— Effective travel assistance candidates will be straight informed by August 30, 2019.

For More Details:

See the Authorities Website of the Online Forum on Web Liberty in Africa 2019