Project Title: Internet Freedom Forum
Client: Paradigm Initiative
Duration: 3 Days
In 2018, Paradigm Initiative contacted us about documenting an event the organization was planning. We assigned a team to discuss the details of the conference with the Paradigm team. Our team used the information gathered to design a befitting approach to documenting the conference. The event had over two hundred delegates from some thirty countries in Africa and beyond.
For three days – between April 24 and 26, 2018 – digital rights experts and stakeholders assessed the state of internet freedom in Africa. There were talks about digital rights, combating fake news, government policies (or the lack of) and how it affects internet usage, among other concerns.
Our team documented the Internet Freedom Forum in a way that reflected the mood of participants and the overall feel of the venue. There were different sessions happening simultaneously in different halls and the team was adequately divided to guarantee that all sessions were properly documented.
It was at the 2018 Internet Freedom Forum that Paradigm Initiative announced the creation of Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship. ‘Gbenga Sesan said further, “in continuation of this important conversation and to cater for an expanded audience, from 2019 the Internet Freedom Forum will now be known as the “Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum.” The conference which was the 6th of its kind was organized by Paradigm Initiative with support from organizations including Microsoft, Ford Foundation, The Guardian, Mozilla, Google, Facebook, Premium Times and Civicus.
You can find out more about Paradigm Initiative here. Watch highlights of the three days below:
Some images from the 2018 Internet Freedom Forum:
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