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CIPESA Conducts Digital Safety Training for Journalists and Activists in Tanzania and Uganda

Security training4 Resized By Ashnah Kalemera | This month, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has given training to human rights defenders,...

OpenNet Africa Project Introduction Meetup

Outbox_logo (Updated) Since 2013, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has been coordinating the OpenNet Africa projectwhich is aimed at monitoring...

Tanzania Cybercrime Bill Should Safeguard Citizens’ Rights on the Internet

Tanzania flag 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

RTI in Tanzania By Lillian Nalwoga | Despite the absence of a Right to Information law in Tanzania, advancements in the adoption of Information and Communication technology (ICT)...

Is Kenya Putting the Chill on Internet Freedoms?

Kenya flag By Juliet Nanfuka The rights of Kenya’s digital citizens are fast shrinking in the face of new restrictive laws and increased arraignment of individuals for...

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...

Promoting Cultural and Artistic Expression in Africa

IMAG0294 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...

Here’s What CIPESA is Up To in 2015

Internet_Cafe ICT4Democracy in East Africa Network: With funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), CIPESA is coordinating this project, which includes sub-granting to the...

Uganda Government Launches Open Data Readiness Assessment

Open_Data_stickers By Ashnah Kalemera The government of Uganda has officially launched an Open Data Readiness Assessment (ODRA) study to review the country’s state of play of...

Advancing the Right to Information Amongst Ugandan Journalists

Media Training on AYG Uganda’s Access to Information Act (ATIA), 2005 is gaining traction as more journalists and citizens become aware of how they could utilise it to demand...