How can activist, lawyers and journalists join forces to defend – and expand – freedom of expression on the Internet in the Tanzania and Zambia? Listen to the first episode of the podcast serie Expanding the Space – The fight for freedom of expression in Tanzania and Zambia.
Freedom of expression has been under constant attack in Tanzania and Zambia. Laws and policies have been used to throttle these rights and freedoms. In view of this, there is a need for lawyers, human rights defenders, journalists, bloggers, CSOs to speak out – together! Now you can hear them in the first of two special podcast episodes. The first is also episode 101 of Global Podd.
- Richard Mulonga – digital rights activist, an avid blogger and creative content maker and CEO at Bloggers of Zambia
- Rebecca Ryakitimbo – Founder of KsGEN, a National Geographic-funded project that will deploy community wireless networks and monitoring systems with the aim to monitor ecosystem health via citizen science.
- Asha Abinallah – activist in the intersection of Innovation, Technology and Digital Practices, founder of the ICT company Media Convergence.
- Achilleus Welamira – human rights Advocate of the superior Courts in Tanzania.
Host: David Isaksson, editor of Global Bar Magazine.
Expanding the Space is a collaboration between Tanzania, Zambia and Sweden to fight for the right to freedom of expression on the internet. Three organizations; Kuza Steam Generation, Bloggers of Zambia and Global Reporting have started a cross-border network of organizations, institutions, activists, media representatives and lawyers to support the fundamental right to freedom of expression.
Activities are being implemented in the three countries. The activities are focused on defending, popularizing and even building capacity on the right to free expression in Zambia and Tanzania.