The rapidly expanding use of the Internet and digital platforms in Africa has given true meaning to the rights of hundreds of millions of people across the continent to “seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers,” as intended by the framers of the
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
It has brought cyberspace to the doorsteps of people, whether they are high and mighty or low and disadvantaged, enabling them to engage actively in public discourse on political issues,
governance, social and economic development, among others, at local, national, regional and international levels.
However, this access to the means of communication and its attendant democratisation of speech is not always seen as a positive development by many governments in Africa who are addicted to the old ways, where it was easy to control the means of communication and take them out of the reach of their recalcitrant citizens, whom they viewed as subjects in most cases. A overview of eight african countries.
Autore: AFEX (African Freedom of Expression Exchange)
Scarica qui: Internet Freedom in Africa