Big Tech, social media, rights and freedoms – defending Africa’s needs and interests

Digital rights and freedoms were not on the table as an issue when the crafters of the Windhoek Declaration articulated their aspirations for a free, independent and pluralistic media in Africa 30 years ago. But the penetration of new technologies and the reliance on digital forms of information and entertainment in Africa is undeniable. What are the current concerns and challenges, and what does the future hold? Our panelists discuss this and more as they reflect on the evolution of media in the past 30 years.