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Tweet By Lillian Mutavi | A civil society that promotes effective and inclusive ICT policy in Africa has called for internet freedom in Kenya and responsible use of social media. The Collaboration on International Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has also condemned national and county governments for harassing bloggers, social activists and even […] Read More

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Tweet Job Opening | The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA, www.cipesa.org) seeks to recruit an ICT Law Associate to support our work in the Internet Freedom thematic area. The Associate will contribute to CIPESA’s work related to digital rights capacity building, analysis and documentation of the impact of existing and proposed legislation […] Read More

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Tweet By Ashnah Kalemera | In pursuit of strategic mechanisms to promote and protect human rights in Tanzania, the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) has this year embraced the use of digital technologies to advance the right to health among vulnerable communities and human rights practitioners in five regions in Tanzania. In […] Read More

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Tweet By Ashnah Kalemera | Human rights violations incidents are on the rise in Kenya with extrajudicial killings and police brutality among the cases reported recently. Social media has enabled quick reporting of such cases while also creating increased awareness of the reported incidents. Through a mix of Twitter, radio and physical engagements, the Kenya […] Read More

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Tweet Report | During 2014 and 2015, CIPESA implemented a project aimed at empowering citizens in East Africa to use Right to Information (RTI) laws to lodge requests and document their experiences through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The project further aimed to undertake awareness raising and network building activities to promote […] Read More

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Tweet By Mailyn Fidler | At the first session of the 2016 Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, questions about cross-border data access—usually a dry topic—took center stage. The moderator and participants grilled representatives from Google and Facebook about the fairness of limited African access to African data held by U.S. companies, invoking the need […] Read More

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