Publications Archive

In Search of Local Knowledge on ICTS in Africa

Carnegie-LIT-REVIEW-Cover By reviewing and comparing literature on the role of ICTs in statebuilding and peacebuilding in Africa, with a particular focus on neighboring Somalia, Kenya, and...

Colonial Laws Stunt Internet Freedoms in Tanzania

tanzania1 By Juliet Nanfuka Tanzania’s port of Dar es Saalam is one of the landing stations of the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy). However, the...

Uganda: When National Security Trumps Citizens’ Internet Freedoms

uganda1 The Ugandan telecommunications sector was liberalised in 1998, resulting in an influx of service providers – there are currently four major mobile telecom operators and...

Internet Freedom in Kenya: Balancing Hate Speech And Free Speech

kenya1 By Juliet N. Nanfuka As of May 2014, up to 52% of Kenya’s population had access to the internet. This was much higher than in...

Internet Freedom in Rwanda – A State of Monitored Media

rwanda1 This year, Rwanda observed 20 years since the 1994 genocide. Many stories were shared online informing both local and global audiences of a time that...

Internet Freedom in Ethiopia: Firmly gripped on(line) communications

ethiopia1 As a country with one of the lowest levels of ICT use in Africa, Ethiopia’s online presence is further hampered by regressive laws on surveillance...

Online Freedoms in Burundi – Breaking the boundaries of online commentary

burundi1_2 Since the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector in 1997, Burundi has seen a consistent growth in mobile phone penetration, which in 2012 stood at 26...

Are East African States Using ‘Terrorism’ to Stifle Internet Freedoms?

DSC_1064 By Edris Kisambira On May 23, 2014, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) launched a report on the State...

Launch of the Internet Freedoms in East Africa 2014 Report

Internet Freedom Today, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) launches The State of Internet  Freedoms in East Africa research report which...

CIPESA in 2014

Main cipesa logo In 2014, we continue to work to promote the inclusiveness of the information society. Under four thematic areas (Internet Governance, ICTs for Democracy, Online Freedoms...