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The #Tech4Rights campaign by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, explores the impact of new technologies on different aspects of human interaction. In support of this campaign, Marystella Simiyu (Program Officer at the Centre's Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit) interviews Lukman Mahami Adams (Digital Inclusion Media Fellow- Paradigm Initiative) on the feasibility of digital technologies in improving election integrity in Africa.

Ms Simiyu poses four questions to guide this discussion:

  • Are digital technologies the solution to flawed elections in Africa?
  • How have Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) impacted political participation?
  • Given the influence of digital technologies on freedom of expression and access to information, how are citizens and other stakeholders using ICTs for electoral discourse?
  • What is the future of digital technologies in African elections?


For more information on this campaign, please visit
www.chr.up.ac.za/tech4rights