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Disinformation laws and policies on the African continent at the push of a button

This statement was originally published on cipesa.org on 17 June 2020. Today, Global Partners Digital (GPD), ARTICLE 19, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), PROTEGE QV and the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria jointly launched an interactive map to track and analyse disinformation laws, policies and

University of the South Pacific told to explain ‘unprecedented’ expulsion of journalists

This statement was originally published on Pacific Freedom Forum’s Facebook page on 21 June 2020. Regional Article 19 watchdog the Pacific Freedom Forum, PFF, says the expulsion of journalists from the University of the South Pacific’s main campus during a special council meeting this week has created a cloud over its credibility which must be investigated

El Salvador: Organizations express concern about the increase in digital violence against Women Human Rights Defenders

The undersigned organizations denounce the alarming increase in attacks against organizations and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) since the government of the El Salvador’s measures in response to the COVID-19 global health crisis. Of particular concern are attacks in the digital sphere. This has created a violent and hostile environment for WHRDs and hinders their

Argentine intelligence services surveilled journalist Hugo Alconada Mon under Macri administration

This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 18 June 2020. Argentine authorities should conduct a thorough investigation into the surveillance of journalists under the previous presidential administration, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 15, at the Federal Court of Lomas de Zamora, judge Federico Villena

Two different proposals to amend Section 230 share similar goal: Damage online users’ speech

This statement was originally published on eff.org on 18 June 2020. Whether we know it or not, all Internet users rely on multiple online services to connect, engage, and express themselves online. That means we also rely on 47 U.S.C. § 230 (“Section 230”), which provides important legal protections when platforms offer their services to

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