As many have observed, the world is at a crucial moment when it comes to Internet freedom. In many countries around the world, new laws are being created to censor the Internet, while bloggers are increasingly at risk for speaking out.

With that in mind, a number of groups recently came together to create a Declaration of Internet Freedom, to which Global Voices Advocacy was one of the original signatories.

Read the full declaration at Global Voices Advocacy.

For Kiswahili speakers, read the Kiswahili version here.


This platform aims at defending, encouraging and protecting freedom of expression online in Sub Saharan Africa. It is a virtual space for discussions, networking, information sharing, etc. We hope this blog will be one of many ways in which netzens in the region can assert their right to communicate online freely.