Blog Archive

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,...

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)...