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Can the media help save the Peace Recovery and Development Project?

By Emily Mullins In early July, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) met with Read more »

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ICT4Democracy in East Africa: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights Through ICTs

Established in 2011, ICT4Democracy in East Africa is a network of organisations working to promote democracy and human rights through Information Read more »


African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms for Launch at 2014 IGF

The African Declaration Drafter’s Group is pleased to present the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms which will be Read more »


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 »

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 ...

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 ...

Internet Freedom in Kenya: Balancing Hate Speech And Free Speech

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

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 ...