Uganda Launches Portal to Support Citizens’ Right to Information

14 August 2014 Press Statement For immediate release Uganda Launches Portal to Support Citizens’ Right to Information The Office of Read more »


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 »

Open Data: Can it Play a Role in Poverty Eradication?

By Emily Mullins Open data is widely believed to have the potential to positively influence transparent and accountable governance across the ...

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 ...