Online rights reiterated by AU-EU joint communique

The Joint Communique: 12th AU-EU Human rights dialogue issued in Brussels is expressed in 17 points. Point number 15 is of particular importance to Internet rights and the freedom of expression: ‘Both sides committed to promoting and protecting freedom of expression and the right of access to information in the digital age. They welcomed the ACHPR 2016 Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Information and Expression on the Internet in Africa, and emphasised that the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online.’