Digital rights

Digital rights refers to your right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas online, without fear or restriction from surveillance, censorship or laws silencing dissent.

As people turn to digital environments as a way of expressing views they may not feel safe expressing through other channels, more and more governments are using legislation, including privacy and national security laws, to gain control over digital spaces and infrastructure.

In addition, rights such as the right to privacy online have not yet been entrenched in the minds and actions of many citizens and yet citizens across the continent are using various technological services (email, social networking, banking etc.) every day, without adequate safeguards.

Digital rights news from our chapters

Digital Rights School: Digital rights from a feminist perspective

Digital Rights School: Digital rights from a feminist perspective

Call for applications: Digital rights from a feminist perspective  MISA Zimbabwe in partnership with Internews (Greater Internet Freedom Project) is calling for applications from individuals interested in receiving training in digital rights under the theme: Promoting...

Cyber Violence against Female Journalists in Southern Africa

Cyber Violence against Female Journalists in Southern Africa

This  research aims at  gathering evidence on the  extent of online based gender violence targeted at female journalists in Southern Africa. For this, we kindly ask you to fill in this survey. It will take approximately seven (7) minutes. The survey forms part of...

Concern over attempts to capture MISA

Concern over attempts to capture MISA

By Methaetsile Leepile A young woman at the back of the hall shouts, “What about our subscription? Are we going to get our money back?” She was referring to the P100 annual membership subscription fee she had paid over the last two weeks to MISA Botswana, a local...

Concern over the revocation of broadcasting licences in Malawi

Concern over the revocation of broadcasting licences in Malawi

1 September 2022 His Excellency The President of the Republic of Malawi Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera Office of the President and Cabinet Capital Hill Circle Private Bag 301 Capital City, Lilongwe 3 Malawi. Your Excellency, Re - Concern over the revocation of...