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Forum on Internet Freedom in East Africa

FIFEA_CIPESA The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), under the OpenNet Africa initiative, is proud to announce the upcoming Forum on Internet...

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...

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...

Building Local Online Content Through The Creative Industries in Africa

doadoa-2015-Preliminary-Session-02 By Juliet Nanfuka | The creative industry provides a blend of literature, visual, audio, physical and verbal means through which to communicate complex social issues...

Online Censorship in South Africa

SA Flag 2 South Africa is among the top five African countries with the highest mobile broadband reach, preceded by Ghana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Egypt. As of June...

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...