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Since the novel coronavirus outbreak in Kenya in March, more than 47 cases of arbitrary arrest, assault and harassment have been perpetrated against bloggers, online activists and human rights defenders.
In Democratic Republic of Congo, a citizen movement is underway to reclaim digital rights that have been violated for years under a vague and outdated legislation.
Will the change in the country's leadership bring about meaningful changes to ensure that Malawians enjoy human rights in the digital space?
Last year, the Liberian government disrupted social media access to prevent live protest coverage and the mobilization of protesters, shutting down freedom of expression and the right to access information.
Rwanda’s genocide ideology law seriously limits freedom of speech online and creates a culture of fear and self-censorship among opposition and dissenting voices.
Namibia denies accusations that it is building an internet war chest to effortlessly check up on its domestic critics.
Prominent blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah has gone on a hunger strike to protest his unlawful detention, his family said.
“Hundreds of protestors were killed in a matter of three days and most of the world was not aware of what happened.’’
Media professionals have raised their voices against the use of excessive force against them while they are trying to cover the mass protests.
The Jordanian government should take steps to ensure that its citizens’ right to online freedom of expression and information are protected.