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Is Tanzania Becoming an Internet Freedom Predator?

Court By Juliet Nanfuka | Tanzania appears to be steadily sliding into a predator of critical social media users, as state authorities continue to arrest and...

The African Declaration is Key to Reach a Common Understanding of Online Rights Policy

African Declaration By APC | “A fundamental challenge in need of urgent resolution in the digital age is how to protect human rights and freedoms on the...

Analysis of Twitter Activity During the 2016 Presidential Debates in Uganda

ugdebate16 By CIPESA Writer | The 2015/2016 electioneering season in Uganda set a precedent in the use of social media as a means for politicians to...

Ugandans Turn to Proxies, VPN in Face of Social Media Shutdown

custom-404-error-page-for-blogger[2] | By CIPESA Writer On the morning of the highly anticipated general elections in Uganda, citizens woke up to no access to social media platforms...

New Year, Old Habits: Threats to Freedom of Expression Online in Kenya

Social Media_Pixabay2 By Juliet Nanfuka | The beginning of 2016 has been marked with a series of arrests and summonses of individuals in Kenya as a result...

African Civil Society Urged to Take Active Role in ICANN

ICANN pallete By Marilyn Vernon | Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are a key player in the multi-stakeholder model of internet governance. However, civil society has been absent...

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...