This report highlights internet rights violations and other internet rights developments. The information is based on the Media Foundation for West Africa’s (MFWA) daily monitoring of the digital space in West Africa. The analysis of these incidents and developments are published quarterly as the West Africa Internet Monitor.
The April – June 2019 edition of this internet report, which deliberates on the challenges confronting internet access and use in the region, covers ten (10) countries – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea and Senegal.
Seven (7) out of the ten countries being reported on recorded incidents of digital rights violations. In all, eleven (11) incidents deemed to be digital rights violations were recorded during the quarter. These incidents were mainly arrests and detentions and seizure of equipment. The report concludes with some recommendations for enhancing internet access and use in West Africa.
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