Ensemble Cameroon Project, Partners Impart Digital Rights Knowledge To CSO, Media

NEWS 10 May 2018
Ensemble Cameroon Project, Partners Impart Digital Rights Knowledge To CSO, Media

By Tarhyang Enowbikah Tabe

The Ensemble Cameroon Project and partners have wrapped up a series of training on Digital right in Cameroon.

The project sponsored by Internews had as major partners, Youth Education and Economic Development and AfroLeadership while technical expertise was provided by Paradigm Initiative. Between May 2 and 5, 2018, two workshops were organized with 25 participants per workshop whose objectives was to confer, share ideas, and equip themselves with reliable and sustainable ways of improving their advocacy skills on internet rights and digital access in Cameroon.

The Sun is informed that the workshops was in line with a one-year project, dubbed ‘Ensemble Cameroon Project which in itself is aimed at “building a coalition of people and groups/CSOs from Francophone and Anglophone Cameroon, who can advocate for digital rights, with special focus on people’s rights of access to the internet.”

Participants were drilled on policy instruments and laws, introduction to advocacy, communication skills, use of media, community and social mobilization, analysis of the Africa Report on digital rights, and the Africa Net Rights Coalition the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill and ICT Policy in Cameroon.

Participants at workshop

Participants at workshop

In-depth notes and lessons included what digital rights meant and instruments of same which individuals to access use, create, and publish on digital media or to access and use computers, other electronic devices, or communications networks.

Participants also had the possibility of sharing best practices in internet and digital rights in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zimbabwe.

Practical group-work and networking sessions with groups coming out with advocacy projects around internet freedom during upcoming elections in Cameroon were also part of the workshops.

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