#FIFAfrica16 | See what we have lined up for the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2016. On 29 September, there will be a series sessions and the launch of the State of Internet Freedom in Africa 2016 report. September 29 9.00-9.30 Recap of Day 1 and defining the objectives of Day 2 9.30-10.30 Session […] Read More


#FIFAfrica16 | See what we have lined up for the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2016. On 27 September there will be a series of closed sessions by invite only while on 28 September the official launch of the Forum will take place. September 27 All day Invite only/closed sessions Human Rights and Internet […] Read More


By Mailyn Fidler | Two years ago, the African Union (AU) adopted its Convention on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection. The Convention seeks to improve how African states address cybercrime, data protection, e-commerce, and cybersecurity. However, only eight of the AU’s fifty-four members have signed the Convention, with none ratifying it. Despite this currently limited […] Read More


  By Juliet Nanfuka | Less than a week after the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council declared that online rights must be protected and condemned disruptions to internet access, citizens in Zimbabwe became the latest victims of online communications shut down. Authorities in Zimbabwe shut down communications in the wake of protests against rampant […] Read More


The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa is scheduled to take place on September 27–29, 2016 in Kampala, Uganda. The Forum provides a unique opportunity to deliberate and build a network of supporters of internet freedom in Africa. It brings together a wide range of civic actors such as journalists, bloggers, human rights defenders, and […] Read More


By Marylin Vernon | Advancing human rights for the 3.2 billion users of the internet, of which two billion are from developing countries, needs a robust and systematic approach to ensure that the rights individuals enjoy offline are also applicable online. Indeed, debate on protecting online freedoms has taken centre stage as incidents of blockage […] Read More


By CIPESA Writer | A day before Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was inaugurated for another five-year term, access to social media platforms including Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter was blocked on instructions of the regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). The directive came less than three months after a four-day blockage initiated on Election Day (February […] Read More

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