Blog Archive

Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya

By Catherine Kamatu | Joseph Kitaka, a resident of Yatta in Machakos County, Kenya, has always had an interest in defending human rights. His community...

Update on the State of Internet Freedom in Burundi

Update Concept. By Jean Paul Nkurunziza and Alain Ndikumana | Following on from the State of Internet Freedoms in Burundi 2014 report published last May, this brief presents an update...

OpenNet Africa Challenge Uncovers Gaps in Digital Safety Tools

Security concept: Lock on digital screen By Ashnah Kalemera | There are numerous tools which can secure online users’ communications, including through anonymising their identities and enabling them to circumvent online...

East African Court Declares Sections of Burundi’s Media Law ‘Undemocratic’

Credit: East African Court of Justice, Arusha By Wairagala Wakabi | The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) has ruled that sections of Burundi’s Press Law of 2013 violate democratic principles and...

World Press Freedom: Ugandan Journalists Convened for Digital Security Training

WPFD Group pic Edited By Juliet Nanfuka | On May 2, a total of 27 Ugandan journalists were trained in digital security procedures. The training was held in commemoration...

Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, and Media Safety in the Digital Age

BANNER WPFD(English) UNESCO | Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to...

Tanzania Cybercrime Bill Should Safeguard Citizens’ Rights on the Internet

TzFlag2_Resized By Juliet Nanfuka | Tanzania has published a Cybercrime Bill that makes “provisions for criminalizing offences related to computer systems and Information Communication Technologies” and...

Access to Information in Tanzania: Laws, Policies and Practice

Tz RTI_Edited By Lillian Nalwoga | Despite the absence of a Right to Information law in Tanzania, advancements in the adoption of Information and Communication technology (ICT)...

Women And Internet Freedom In East Africa

Pic source: http://www.saintleo.edu/news-events/news/press-releases.aspx?page=4 On March 8, International Women’s Day was marked across the world under the theme “Make It Happen.” The OpenNet Africa initiative, which monitors and promotes...

Recognising the Enablers Of Inclusive Knowledge Societies

Netstudy By Juliet Nanfuka | The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in March 2015 published a draft study on internet-related issues that have...