Blog Archive

Is Tanzania Becoming an Internet Freedom Predator?

Court By Juliet Nanfuka | Tanzania appears to be steadily sliding into a predator of critical social media users, as state authorities continue to arrest and...

African Women’s Safety Online in the Sustainable Development Goals Era

Online violence 1 By Ashnah Kalemera | On March 8, the world will commemorate International Women’s Day under the  theme  “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for...

New Year, Old Habits: Threats to Freedom of Expression Online in Kenya

Social Media_Pixabay2 By Juliet Nanfuka | The beginning of 2016 has been marked with a series of arrests and summonses of individuals in Kenya as a result...

Thanks to ICT, government secrets get ever fewer

Kenya Flag_Resized By John Walubengo | Have ICTs enhanced political participation, social accountability, public service delivery and citizen engagement in East Africa in the recent past? These were...

Google Launches Wifi Project to Ramp up Broadband Access in Kampala

KampalaSkylinewp By Ashnah Kalemera | 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...