#4  S04.E04 - Knowing Your Digital Rights, Part 2 - The State VS the People

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This is part two of the episode taking an in depth look at digital rights and digital security. In this episode, we will delve into the practicalities of overcoming the challenges of censorship,surveillance, and strategies curtailing freedom of expression. In our modern era, where we champion various freedoms and associated rights, it's curious that we continue to grapple with a persistent challenge. This challenge often hinges on justifying actions under the umbrella of "national security protection."
But to what end? And do the means justify the ends?

In this continuation of the conversation, host Masechaba Mdaka is joined by Frederico Links, Rosemary Viljoen and Tawanda Mugari. Frederico is a Namibian journalist, researcher, trainer, and freedom of expression advocate. As a researcher, he is mostly affiliated with Namibia's leading independent think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research. He is also the founding and former chairperson of the Namibian Internet Governance Forum, NAM IGF.

Rosemary Viljoen is the project director of Internews South Africa, an international media support non profit organisation. She leads the organisation's work in the human rights focused Advancing Rights in Southern Africa, also known as ARISA program being implemented across the SADC region.

Tawanda Mugari is an organisational holistic security expert who has extensive experience working with private, public, and non governmental organisations. Tawanda is the co-founder and geek in chief of the digital society Africa.
Season 4 / Episode 4 4 Oct 2023 English South Africa Politics · Government

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