Internet Freedom Forum (IFF) is an arena where tough topical global issues around Internet rights, especially in Africa, are discussed between civil society, technology companies, government, academia and other stakeholders.
In the past, we have discussed issues around surveillance, data privacy, freedom of expression online, the Internet and democratic governance, constitutionalism and digital rights among many other topics.
The 6th edition of the Internet Freedom Forum (IFF) comes up in Abuja, Nigeria, from 24th to 26th April, 2018. The forum presents a unique platform for discussions and engagement around current trends and emerging issues affecting Internet Freedom in Africa. Participants at IFF include civil society organizations, policy actors/makers, legal/policy experts, academia, advocates, tech enthusiasts, industry representatives and active citizens among others.
The Internet Freedom Forum has a track record of producing tangible, actionable outcomes. IFF 2017 held at Sheraton Hotels & Towers, Lagos, from April 25 through 27, and was attended by participants from over 30 countries, including Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Gambia, Kenya, Mauritius, Malawi, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Canada, United Kingdom and United States. Proceedings at IFF 2017 was bilingual – English and French – to cater for the diversity of participants attending.