Colonial Laws Stunt Internet Freedoms in Tanzania

By Juliet Nanfuka Tanzania’s port of Dar es Saalam is one of the landing stations of the Eastern Africa Submarine Read more »

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Vodafone Reveals Government Requests for Subscriber Information

By Ashnah Kalemera & Juliet N. Nanfuka The true extent of governments’ surveillance and monitoring of citizens’ communications across the Read more »


SMS System Boosts Reporting of Human Rights Abuses in Tanzania

Growing the capacity of citizens and civic groups including human rights networks to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to Read more »


Uganda: When National Security Trumps Citizens’ Internet Freedoms

The Ugandan telecommunications sector was liberalised in 1998, resulting in an influx of service providers – there are currently four Read more »

Online Privacy and Security: The Debate And The Dilemma

By Ashnah Kalemera The issue of internet users’ privacy and security has been widely debated since the Edward Snowden revelations last ...

Internet Freedom in Rwanda – A State of Monitored Media

This year, Rwanda observed 20 years since the 1994 genocide. Many stories were shared online informing both local and global ...

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

As a country with one of the lowest levels of ICT use in Africa, Ethiopia’s online presence is further hampered ...

Online Freedoms in Burundi – Breaking the boundaries of online commentary

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

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

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

Launch of the Internet Freedoms in East Africa 2014 Report

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