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My FOC Experiences in Accra, Ghana, 2020

FOC is the abbreviation of Freedom Online Coalition . It is a partnership of 32 governments. They are working hard to advance internet freedom. My first FOC experience was in FOC Berlin , at the end of 2018. I would like to share my experience in Ghana first. That was a very emergency time in Asia. I had to transfer my flight to Hong Kong airport then fly to Ethiopia, then transfer to Ghana. That was February, winter in East Asia and COVID-19 was beginning to infect other people, countries. Many flights decided not to park in Hong Kong or any city in China. I decided to take the risk to go to FOC Ghana for many reasons. Firstly, there is an issue with more South global engagement in the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Secondly, I was (still am now) interested in the issue of internet freedom. This is not only about human rights, freedom of expression, and meaningful access to the internet. Internet freedom is very important and highly close with digital economy develop