Kenya IGF Online Discussions Day 1: Content Regulation on the Internet

So, what am getting is the existing legal framework covers Internet content
or am wrong?

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 3:21 PM, kanini mutemi via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Thank you @Mwara for redirecting us to Article 33 of the Constitution on
> speech that is not protected. Here is the full text:
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> *(2) The right to freedom of expression does not extend to—(a) propaganda
> for war;(b) incitement to violence;(c) hate speech; or(d) advocacy of
> hatred that—(i) constitutes ethnic incitement, vilification of others or
> incitement to cause harm; or(ii) is based on any ground of discrimination
> specified or contemplated in Article 27(4).*
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> On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 3:06 PM, mwara gichanga via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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>> Hello Listers,
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>> Thank you @carolyne
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>> Why online content shouldn’t be regulated?
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>> Human rights principles and standards also apply to content regulation.
>> Freedom of expression (FoE) protected by Article 19 and the UN declaration
>> of Human rights states that offline rights apply equally online.
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>> Under which circumstance should online content be regulated?
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>> Any restrictions placed on the exercise of the right to FoE must be
>> legal, necessary, proportionate and legitimate.,( Copyright
>> reasons,obscene content, bullying and hate speech causing harm to others,
>> security, human dignity, privacy.) and even so the restrictions placed
>> must not undermine or jeopardise the essence of that basic human right.
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>> On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:28:01 AM GMT+3, carolyne mimano via
>> kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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>> Hello listers,
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>> As we dive more into content regulation we should maybe also focus on:
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>> Why content is regulated?
>> – Copyright reasons,obscene content, bullying and hate speech(causing
>> harm to others) security, human dignity, privacy.
>> -The different kinds of content-online content, traditional media etc
>> For online content how different countries/governments are trying to
>> regulate online content e.g self filtering, internet service providers or
>> anyone that has access to blocking offensive material but fails to do so.
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>> Kind regards
>> Carolyne
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>> On Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 9:53 am cmaundu— via kictanet, <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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>> Hello Listers,
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>> Content regulation, is basically content restrictions or monitoring as
>> required by governments or regulatory bodies.
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>> On 10 Jul 2018, at 9:26 AM, kanini mutemi via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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>> Hello Listers,
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>> I’ll start us off with the discussion on Content Regulation on the
>> internet. I find it useful for us to first understand what content
>> regulation means. To this end, I invite your contributions to the following
>> questions–
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>> (a) What does ‘*content regulation**’* mean?
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>> (b) How is content regulation achieved?
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>> (c) What categories of content face the most regulation?
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>> Let’s go!
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