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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...

Promoting Cultural and Artistic Expression in Africa

Artwatch2_Edited2 By Ashnah Kalemera As humans, individual artists enjoy rights enshrined in national laws and international instruments on freedom of expression, assembly and association. However, there...

Using ICT to Promote the Right to Information: Perceptions of Ugandan Citizens and Public Officials

RTIug5 By Juliet Nanfuka | Towards the end of 2014, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) conducted research into how...

Promoting Community Dialogue on Service Delivery Failures in Northern Uganda

The PRDP coordinator for Gulu district Ocen Peter listens to the LC3 of Odek Sub County Adebe Workorach during a talk show on the PRDP. By Gladys Oroma | In 2014, the Collaboration on International Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in partnership with the Northern Uganda Media Centre...