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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...

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...

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

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)...

Is Kenya Putting the Chill on Internet Freedoms?

Kenya Flag_Resized 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...