The Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria will be hosting a session on “Civil society in the digital age in Africa: identifying threats and mounting pushbacks” at the 2020 RightsCon.

This session will focus on state-sponsored threats to civil society activities including digital threats that curtail the work of civil society. This session is based on the research that the Centre for Human Rights conducted  on digital threats targeted at civil society threats in Zambia, Uganda, Sierra Leonne and Egypt. The crux of the discussion is on “mounting pushbacks” and strategies on how civil society can be vigilant in the face of the digital attacks. The session will also analyse digital authoritarianism and oppression, surveillance, censorship, infringement of digital rights.

RightsCon Session

Thursday 30 July 2020
Online Session
16:15 - 17:15 SAST

For more information, please contact:

Hlengiwe Dube
Manager: Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4199
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743


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