Online Freedoms

Internet_Cafe

With internet usage continuing to spread across Africa, there are numerous purposes to which African users are putting the internet - from mobile banking, to connecting with fellow citizens and with leaders, tracking corruption and poor service delivery, innovating for social good, and just about everything else. The increasing usage of the internet, however, has […] Read More

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The rapid growth in internet access and use in Africa, particularly through the mobile internet, makes it imperative for civil society and for internet companies committed to the free flow of information and freedom of expression to better understand how intermediary liability works (or does not work). This paper looks at the state of intermediary […] Read More

By Edris Kiggundu The government is looking for Shs 205bn to purchase equipment and establish systems for the interception of communication and registration of simcards. This request is contained in the ministerial policy statement for the Office of the Presidency for financial year 2012/2013. The money will be channelled through the Internal Security Organisation, which […] Read More

By Lillian Nalwoga Tanzanian citizens are increasingly using social media networks to share information and, to a lesser extent, demand more transparency in the con­duct of public affairs. But there are concerns about the apparent intolerance by Tanzanian authorities of online activity deemed critical of the government. For over 40 years, Tanzania under the Chama […] Read More

By Michael Malakata – IDG News Service In the face of uprisings meant to force regime change in various African countries, the Ugandan government is moving to shut down social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter. The closure of social media networks in Uganda comes only a month after the Cameroonian government banned social media. In Swaziland, […] Read More

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