West Africa Internet Rights Monitor July-September 2018

The July – September edition of this Internet Report which discusses the challenges confronting Internet access and use in the region, covers eight countries – Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal and The Gambia.

Four out of the eight countries being reported on recorded incidents of digital right violations. In all, a total of four incidents were recorded during the quarter. These incidents were mainly arrest and detentions and partial shutdown. Also, two laws were passed in Niger during the period under review- law N°2018-45 which seeks to regulate Electronic Communications and law N°2018-47 which seeks to manage the operations of the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Post (l’Agence de Régulation de la Communication Electronique et de la Poste (ARCEP).

Findings from the monitoring also show that some governments in West Africa are in the process of proposing and formulating policies to govern the Internet.

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You can also access the previous quarter’s report here.

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