Good morning Listers,
ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa (EA), the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) and
Pollicy would like to invite you to a virtual webinar on â€˜Surveillance,
Data Protection and Freedom of Expression during COVID-19 in Kenya and
Uganda.â€™ The webinar will take place on Wednesday 21 April, 2021 from 10:00AM
to 11:30AM on Zoom (see program below).
Addressing the coronavirus pandemic has required effective responses by
governments, private actors and the international community generally,
including tracking the infection rates and preventing the spread of the
coronavirus disease. However, tackling the COVID-19 public health crisis in
Kenya and Uganda was not matched with a prioritisation of human rights
protections, which raises significant risks for the rights to privacy,
freedom of expression and access to information.
During the webinar, we will be launching the Surveillance, Data Protection
and Freedom of Expression during COVID-19 in Kenya and Ugandaâ€™ report. This
report launch will be accompanied by a live screening of the lived
experiences of individuals in Kenya and Uganda with pandemic surveillance
Please confirm your availability, at your earliest convenience, by
registering your details using the Zoom link below:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
all the meeting
information (including the meeting link).
We look forward to your participation.
Mugambi Kiai (ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa), Grace Githaiga (Kenya ICT Action
Network), Neema Iyer (Pollicy).