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What Should be on the 2016 Agenda for Internet Freedom in Africa?

FIFEA Cover By Juliet Nanfuka | Towards the end of 2015, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) under the OpenNet Africa initiative convened some of...

CIPESA Convenes Journalists to Discuss Uganda’s Data Protection Bill

Parliamentary Journos_Resized By Esther Nakkazi | Ugandan citizens’ personal data may be at risk of misuse if the Uganda Data protection and Privacy Bill (2014) to be tabled before parliament...

Dialogue on Internet Rights and Freedom in Kenya

Bake By Marilyn Vernon | In Kenya, whereas the use of the internet had expanded into all areas of day to day living, the threat of...

Open letter to the Nigeria Senate on the “Social Media” Bill

social_media_strategy By Civil Society | An open letter has been delivered to the Nigeria Senate President stressing concerns over the Frivolous Petitions Bill which has provisions...

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...

South Africa Bill Threatens Internet Freedom

SA Flag 2 South Africa’s Cybercrimes And Cybersecurity Bill (2014) has been met with apprehension among civil society due to its vague definitions, its limited safeguards for access to...

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...

CIPESA at the Internet Governance Forum 2015

igf2015 The annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) this year takes place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil from October 10-13. We are excited to participate at the forum...

Forum Sparks Debate on Internet Freedom in Africa

Report back session2 By Juliet Nanfuka | The recently concluded two-day Forum on Internet Freedom in East Africa 2015 sparked debate on the many facets of internet freedom,...