Lagos and Nairobi, Thursday, 23 August, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) have announced the launch of a Guide to the AU for Human Rights Defenders in the Digital Age, an advocacy tool designed to enhance civil society organisations which are conducting or intend to conduct policy advocacy within the African Union system on the human rights aspects of any ICT or digital policy issues at the AU, including for example network disruptions.
Mr. Edetaen Ojo, MRA’s Executive Director and Ms Grace Githaiga, Co-Convenor of KICTANet, said: “Whether you have experience of engaging with the AU but are lacking ideas on how to use the AU to advocate for human rights in the digital age, or an experienced digital rights defender unfamiliar with the AU, this guide is for you!”
The guide presents an overview of relevant organs, departments and agencies of the African Union, outlines how they operate and provides guidance on the opportunities that exist for civil society as well as strategies for ensuring effective advocacy engagement on relevant digital policy issues.
For further information, please contact:
Ms Morisola Alaba
Legal Officer, Digital Rights
Media Rights Agenda
Ms Grace Mutung’u
Kenya ICT Action Network