Digital Toolkit for Artists in East Africa

Artists have become more reliant on the internet and other digital technologies than ever before. The internet is increasingly being used as a tool for communication, interaction, and narrating stories.

However, because artists craft a reflection of society through stories, they tend to be targeted by those who want to stop agenda narratives from reaching audiences. These adversaries use the same digital technologies as we do to undermine artists and their work. As a result, artists’ work has become riskier and more expensive. Many have been intimidated out of income-generating activities as a consequence of exercising their right to expression. It is therefore important that they develop digital security practices in all their activities.

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