Sylvia is a programme officer for the Freedom of Expression programme at Hivos where she works with change makers in East Africa to promote freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline.
She identifies and supports civil society organizations, creative hubs, journalists, artists, human rights defenders and  bloggers  to establish and develop safe spaces where they can develop their creative skills, receive mentorship and access audiences. This is to enable active citizen engagement in advocacy for their rights both online and offline. Sylvia is actively involved in policy and advocacy for internet access and privacy in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

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