ADRN Digital Rights Reports


All of our reports are open access and free to download by following the links below

Digital Rights in Closing Civic Space: 
Our first landscape report documented positive examples of digital citizenship to open civic space online and negative practices of digital authoritarianism to close civic space online. 

Surveillance Law in Africa:  
This unique report analyses how privacy rights are guaranteed in African constitutions but violated with impunity and shows how focused surveillance can be balanced with citizen's rights. 

Mapping the Supply of Surveillance Technology to Africa: 
The first analysis across all Africa's regions of which companies from which countries are supplying which rights-violating technologies to African governments. 

Digital Africa Book Series

ADRN members are producing a six-book series of collected edition books on digital rights in Africa with Zed Books / Bloomsbury. Follow the links below to find out more and download.

In July 2023 we published the first book "Digital Citizenship in Africa" edited by Tanja Bosch and Tony Roberts.

In 2024 we will continue the series documenting authoritarian practices, starting with "Digital Disinformation in Africa: hashtag politics, power, and propaganda" (follow the link to pre-order a copy)

and "Digital Surveillance in Africa: power, agency and rights" will be also be published later in 2024. 

All the books feature chapters authored by experienced and emerging scholars from different countries across the African continent.

We are also working on a follow-up to our first book on digital citizenship in Africa called "Feminist Digital Citizenship in Africa" co-edited by Tanja Bosch and Tony Roberts.

Digital Rights Landscape Country Reports

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