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What does the future hold for the Internet Governance Forum?

By Juliet N. Nanfuka As the dust settles following the ninth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which was held in Istanbul, Read more »

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ICT4Democracy in East Africa Network to Participate in Inaugural Buntwani Conference

The ICT4Democracy in East Africa network will participate in the first Buntwani conference scheduled to take place October 7–8, 2014 Read more »

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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 »

Colonial Laws Stunt Internet Freedoms in Tanzania

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By Juliet Nanfuka Tanzania’s port of Dar es Saalam is one of the landing stations of the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable ...

Vodafone Reveals Government Requests for Subscriber Information

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

SMS System Boosts Reporting of Human Rights Abuses in Tanzania

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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

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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

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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?

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