Paradigm Initiative (PIN) monitors the environment, documents violations, and reports on the state of digital rights and inclusion in Africa annually in Londa. Londa is a title of Zulu origin calling for action to protect or defend. The annual report is an advocacy tool for engaging with different stakeholders in the reported countries, serves as a yardstick for measuring performance, and provides critical recommendations for improving the digital space. Through the digital rights and inclusion community, meaningful strides in some African countries are being taken to bridge the digital divide. The report also acknowledges the positive developments in the environment. The call is for digital rights protection in Africa, Londa!
The 2021 consolidated Londa edition analyses the state of digital rights and inclusion on the continent, examines violations and gaps, investigates the use and application of policy and legislation, highlights milestones, and proffers recommendations for improving the digital landscape in Africa. With reports from 20 countries, this edition captures among other issues, the digital divide worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic and unearths infractions on different thematic areas such as privacy, access to information, and freedom of expression with the legislative and policy background well enunciated. Londa is available in the English version (EN), French version (FR), and Swahili version (SW). The report is also available in a series of individual Londa country reports.