Blog Archive

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...

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...

Building Local Online Content Through The Creative Industries in Africa

doadoa-2015-Preliminary-Session-02 The creative industry provides a blend of literature, visual, audio, physical and verbal means through which to communicate complex social issues – increasingly complemented by...

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...