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Pan-African Enterprise Paradigm Initiative Launches 2021 Report on Digital Rights and Inclusion

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The Digital Rights and Inclusion Discussion board 2022, which was organized by Paradigm Initiative (www.Paradigmhq.org) and a bunch of nation companions throughout 17 African international locations from April twelfth to Could twentieth, has concluded in Kenya with the launch of PIN’s 2021 Annual Digital Rights and Inclusion Report –  LONDA (https://bit.ly/3G5PKQl).

Londa 2021 expands on final yr’s report with findings from 22 international locations, analyzing themes of privateness, freedom of expression, entry to info, segmentation and exclusion, digital transformation, affordability, gender, and others inside present legislative frameworks, and towards the backdrop of a widening digital divide. This version captures the gaps and proffers suggestions to attain a digitally inclusive and rights-respecting Africa.

Mr. ‘Gbenga Sesan, Paradigm Initiative’s Government Director highlighted the significance of Londa in Africa, and wish for floor breaking rights-respecting frameworks saying “Africa must make an pressing selection between specializing in clampdowns and maximising digital alternatives so we don’t miss out on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). As Paradigm Initiative’s 2021 Londa report reveals, but once more, lots of the 22 African international locations featured within the report are too busy violating digital rights to give attention to the digital alternatives that the COVID-19 pandemic has put a highlight on their relevance. The report is well timed because it assesses the state of digital rights and inclusion in Africa, and likewise supplies suggestions on what every nation should do to maneuver in direction of realising the massive beneficial properties that rights-respecting and inclusive digital insurance policies and practices convey.”

The Digital Rights and Inclusion Discussion board introduced collectively over 800 delegates and individuals for 39 days to dissect the state of  digital rights and inclusion in Africa in 18 digital periods and 16 in-person periods and was attended by consultants, stakeholders, and advocates inside the digital rights ecosystem in Africa to deconstruct and demystify digital rights and inclusion, sharing suggestions for a correct digital rights implementation inside Africa, in a press release by PIN’s Communications officer, Mr Valery Njiaba in a media briefing closing the occasion.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Paradigm Initiative.

For additional info, please contact:
Valery Njiaba

Communications Officer
Paradigm Initiative
Yaba, Lagos

Electronic mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.drif.Paradigmhq.org | www.Paradigmhq.org

About Paradigm Initiative:
Paradigm Initiative works to make sure digital empowerment and promote a optimistic rights surroundings, supporting public coverage towards Web Freedom in Africa by a various workforce of 29, figuring out of sub-regional workplaces in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

This Press Launch has been issued by APO. The content material will not be monitored by the editorial workforce of African Enterprise and never of the content material has been checked or validated by our editorial groups, proof readers or truth checkers. The issuer is solely accountable for the content material of this announcement.

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