Latest posts by Advox from October, 2019
"The closure is both an attack on free expression and an attempt to sweep under the rug a longstanding human rights problem."
Under Angola's former regime, JES, prosecutions of activists and journalists were common. In 2017, João Lourenço (“JLO”) succeeded JES and journalists began to see reforms to press freedoms. But is it enough?
Human rights organizations documented several cases in which journalists and activists were threatened and subjected to pressures interfering with their work in relation to the elections.
In the months leading up to the elections, mis- and disinformation spread widely across social media platforms, Facebook in particular.
Sudan's transitional authorities have taken small steps toward improving the climate for internet freedom in the country— but these remain inadequate.
To help counter mis-and disinformation, Sudan's transitional government needs to provide better conditions to support press freedom, freedom of expression and access to information.