The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa is scheduled to take place on September 27–29, 2016 in Kampala, Uganda.
The Forum provides a unique opportunity to deliberate and build a network of supporters of internet freedom in Africa. It brings together a wide range of civic actors such as journalists, bloggers, human rights defenders, and activists, private sector actors such as telecom companies, as well as communication regulators and law enforcement.
In 2015 the Forum assembled panelists from a diversity of backgrounds, which facilitated spirited discussions as captured in this report.
See the 2015 Forum Highlights video
A key highlight at the Forum is the launch of the State of Internet Freedom in Africa report that captures trends on internet freedom in select African countries. The 2016 report will cover the most number of countries so far.
These deliberations come as various African countries witness a slide in online freedom of expression and association, as well as breaches of the rights to privacy and access to information.
Visit the Forum page for more information.