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Astou Diouf


Astou is a lawyer with undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications from Faculté des Sciences Juridiques et Politiques (FSJP), l’Université Cheik Anta DIOP de Dakar, with extensive experience in business litigation, cybercrime, and cybersecurity. She will research the role of internet intermediaries and service providers in the fight against Covid-19 in Senegal, including on issues such as […] Read more

Announcement | The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is pleased to announce the nine recipients of its 2020 fellowship awards. Introduced in 2017, CIPESA’s fellowship programme aims to increase the quality, diversity and regularity of research and media reporting on ICT, democracy, and human rights in Sub-Saharan Africa.  The […] Read more

Press Release | Today, Global Partners Digital (GPD), ARTICLE 19, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), PROTEGE QV and  the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria jointly launched an interactive map to track and analyse disinformation laws, policies and patterns of enforcement across Sub-Saharan Africa. The map offers a […] Read more

Statement | To mark World Press Freedom Day 2020, the Collaboration on International ICT for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) joined the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), numerous GFMD members, the International Civil Society Organization on the Safety of Journalists Coalition (ICSO SoJ Coalition), partners, and affiliate networks in launching an emergency appeal for journalism […] Read more

Joint Statement | The COVID-19 pandemic is a global public health emergency that requires a coordinated and large-scale response by governments worldwide. However, States’ efforts to contain the virus must not be used as a cover to usher in a new era of greatly expanded systems of invasive digital surveillance. We, the undersigned organizations, urge […] Read more

À propos du Fonds Le Fonds Africain pour les Droits Numériques (FADN) offre des subventions flexibles et à réponse rapide à certaines initiatives africaines qui mettent en œuvre des activités de promotion des droits numériques, notamment le plaidoyer, les procédures judiciaires, la recherche, l’analyse de politiques, l’alphabétisation numérique et le renforcement des compétences en sécurité […] Read more

About the Fund The Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF) offers flexible and rapid response grants to select initiatives in Africa to implement activities that advance digital rights, including advocacy, litigation, research, policy analysis, digital literacy and digital security skills building. Round three of the ADRF is particularly interested in proposals for work related to Covid-19 […] Read more

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