Blog Archive

Thanks to ICT, government secrets get ever fewer

Kenya Flag_Resized In Summary Social media tools were deployed to mount vitriol against perceived enemies, along the usual tribal contours that define our politics while degrading our...

Google Launches Wifi Project to Ramp up Broadband Access in Kampala

KampalaSkylinewp By CIPESA Writer | Two years since launching a project to provide high quality broadband through shared fibre infrastructure in Uganda, Google has now officially...

Reflecting on ICT for Democratic Engagement in Uganda’s Rwenzori Region

Participants listening attentively at the conference. Pic source: ToroDev Facebook By Ashnah Kalemera | In the Rwenzori sub-region of western Uganda, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools have been key tools in promoting public accountability...

Uganda Marks Decade of Access to Information Law

AYG Blog By Esther Nakkazi | On September 28, 2015, the International Right to Know Day  was commemorated in Uganda at an event that also marked the...

The Challenge of Tackling Online Violence Against Women in Africa

online violence By Evelyn Lirri | The story of a 19-year-old student from Kenya who committed suicide after a man she met through Facebook threatened to publish...

Advancing Open Data Implementation in Africa

Open Data Tz2 By Ashnah Kalemera | The push for open data that contributes to government transparency and accountability in service delivery and promotes citizens’ right to information...

Tough New Election Reporting Rules for Tanzania’s Bloggers

TzFlag2_Resized By Wairagala Wakabi | Tanzania has introduced tough guidelines for broadcasters and online content providers including bloggers, as the country heads to the October 2015...

CIPESA Promotes Digital Safety Awareness and Skills for Media Practitioners in Kenya

Untitled1 By Marilyn Vernon & Liz Orembo | Threats to citizens’ access to information, privacy, security and freedom of expression online are increasingly coming under scrutiny...

Hunting Down Social Media ‘Abusers’ in Uganda as Elections Near

EditedElections By CIPESA Staff | As Uganda draws closer to the February 2016 presidential elections, the fever of anxiety in government corridors is rising. Over the years,...

Data Revolution – The Reality for African Countries

Open_Data_stickers By Aroob Syedah Iqbal | IBM, the American multinational technology and consulting firm, reports that 2.5 quintillion (10^18) bytes of data are being generated everyday...