Media Monitoring Africa would like to invite you to join the World Press Freedom Day Webinar Series.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, in a process led by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, last month published the final text of the new Declaration on Principles of Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa (available here), as adopted in November 2019 by the ACHPR. It forms part of the soft-law corpus of Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, alongside the Model Law on Access to Information for Africa as well as the Guidelines on Access to Information and Elections in Africa. The new declaration also includes a section on online rights, effectively providing a regulatory framework for digital rights in Africa.
The session will explore what the updated principles mean for access to information practices around the continent – such as internet shutdowns, universal internet access, data protection, media freedom etc – and the need to update freedom of expression and access to information legislation fit for the digital age.
Date: 4 May 2020
Time: 12:00pm – 13:00pm
RSVP here and you will be sent the webinar link: https://AfricanAgendaSetter.splashthat.com
Advocate Pansy Tlakula
Chairperson of the Information Regulator
Director of Namibia Media Trust
National coordinator of SOS coalition
Director and co-founder of ALT Advisory and Power Singh Incorporated
Media Law Expert
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