This report highlights incidents of digital rights violations and discusses the challenges confronting internet access and use in the region. The report covers nine countries – Benin, Cote d’Ivoire,Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo. Four out of the nine countries recorded incidents of digital rights violations.
In all, eight incidents considered to be digital rights violations were recorded during the quarter. Arrest and detention, threats and intimidation were the types of violations recorded.
The report also highlights emerging threats to digital freedom and other related developments in West Africa.
The report concludes with some recommendations for improving internet access and use in West Africa.