12/2/2022

Jointly tackling disinformation and promoting human rights

Town Hall debate at IGF 2022
Topics
online disinformation
Location
Africa, Ethiopia
Place
Hybrid (online and in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Time
13:45-14:45 EAT

How can Europe and Africa team up to jointly tackle disinformation as global partners?

The 17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and online from 28 November to 2 December 2022. Under the overarching theme Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future, the event will be developed around the following topics:

  • Connecting All People and Safeguarding Human Rights
  • Avoiding Internet Fragmentation
  • Governing Data and Protecting Privacy
  • Enabling Safety, Security and Accountability
  • Addressing Advanced Technologies, including AI

As part of the IGF 2022 programme, the AU-EU D4D Hub is organising a Town Hall debate with the objective of fostering an open exchange of ideas, experiences and lessons on how to address disinformation through a multi-stakeholder and human-centric approach. The debate will build on human rights-based experiences of African and European stakeholders.

More information and speakers will be published shortly.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

#D4Dblogging competition

The AU-EU D4D Hub is organising a blogging competition for African and European bloggers to share their insights on how to tackle online disinformation through human rights-based actions, create awareness of the issues at stake, and foster new ways for Africa-Europe collaboration in the field.

The best blogs will be published on our website and will set the scene and inform the AU-EU D4D Hub's Town Hall debate at IGF. The author of the winning entry will also be invited to attend IGF in person. The call for submissions is open until 7 October 2022.

AU-EU D4D Hub implementing partners