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Monitoring and Reponse; Lobbying; Legal Action; Research and Publication
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Questioning the social media giants

CFE has written to the tech giants – Meta, Google, TikTok and X – to ask them to be transparent about what they are doing to prevent digital disruption of our elections. ……

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CFE calls for major changes to flawed new Intelligence Bill.

CFE has made details submissions to Parliament on the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill (GILAB), warning that in its current form this Bill is a major threat to free expression and democracy. ……

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RICA submissions

The CFE is deeply concerned about the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Amendment (RICA) Bill currently before Parliament, dealing with state survei……

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Hate Speech Bill

Submissions on the prevention and combatting of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill……

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Release the Lady R Report, Mr President

Release the Lady R Report, Mr President (this replaces the one there at the moment) With Open Secrets, we have put in a Promotion of Access to Information Act request to the Presidency to see the Lady R report ……

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Fix the Film and Publication Act

CFE is working with a wide coalition to draft and push for amendments to the highly problematic Film and Publications Board Act…….

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Stop the Intelligence Bill

CFE has teamed up with Intelwatch to spearhead a call for NGO’s and faith organisations to head off the threat of the draft General Intelligence Law Amendment Bill (BILAB), currently before Parliament…….

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Call to campaign against worrying new Intelligence Bill (GILAB)

If you haven’t seen the new General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill (GILAB), then you need to. It contains elements that will be of concern to all NGOs and religious organisations. Below is a summary briefing ……

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Botswana Freedom of Expression Summit

The summit spoke in one voice against the conduct of the country’s Directorate of Intelligence and State Security (DISS), notorious for illegal surveillance and frequent arrest and harassment of activists…….

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Botswana

We are investigating the new Media Practitioners Act with a view to working with Botswana editors to challenge this new law, which threatens to introduce registration of journalists and a statutory media counci……

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Monitoring and response

We monitor and respond to threats to and attacks on free expression across SADC countries……

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eSwatini FoE Summit

In October 2022, we co-hosted a Freedom of Expression Summit with our partners, the Inhlase Centre for Investigative Journalism, in Manzini. One hundred individuals attended, representing every part of civil so……

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eSwatini

Since the protests of July 2001, the eSwatini authorities have responded to the calls for democratization with severe repression. The country has seen growing violence in recent months. We work with eSwatini pa……

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Malawi Stakeholder Meeting

CFE hosted a consultative meeting with Malawian journalists and civil society organisations (CSOs) to kick off its work in that country. The meeting was held in collaboration with Youth and Society (YAS) and ……..

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