Telecom firms giving Africans less digital rights than Europeans

16 February 2018

Internet

A new report published by advocacy group Internet Without Borders says that telecoms companies operating in Europe and Africa are affording their users different digital rights. The study compares Orange and Vodafone’s subsidiaries to ask whether users in Senegal and Kenya are given the same right to access, use and create digital media as well as access and use devices and networks.

The research provides a detailed assessment of respect for freedom of expression and privacy, concluding that users in Europe are treated differently to those in sub-Saharan Africa. Spotlight on Africa spoke to Julie Owono, Executive Director, Internet Without Borders…Read the full article and listen to the interview on RFI here.