Although the Internet has become a powerful tool for human rights defenders, they are also increasingly confronted with government imposed restrictions. In an Oral Intervention, DefendDefenders highlights worrying trends affecting freedom of expression online in Tanzania and Uganda.
DefendDefenders raises challenges facing human rights organisations and campaigns at an institutional level in the East and Horn of Africa at the African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Despite the adoption of various resolution by the African Commission, the right to freedom of expression continues to be violated both online and offline. In Niamey, DefendDefenders provides an overview of the most pressing cases from the sub-region to the Commissioners.
On the opening day of its 60th Ordinary Session, DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) called on the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) to urge the African Union to establish accountability mechanisms to bring justice to protracted human rights crises, particularly in South Sudan and Eritrea. In its biannual […]
On World Press Freedom Day, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the ever-present and evolving threats facing journalists working in volatile political context, often thrust onto the front lines of human rights defence as they report on violations and abuses. While great strides have been made for and by journalists in […]