Announcement | In the hope of being part of the Ethiopian democratic discourse, on May 2012, nine individuals established the Zone 9 blogging collective - a loose network of activists regularly blogging and campaigning on human and democratic rights. However, two weeks after the launch of the initiative, the Ethiopian government blocked access to the […] Read More

Announcement | The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) will preview a new resource titled, Digital Economy Enabling Environment Guide, at the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 (FIFAfrica18), set to take place 26–28 September, 2018, in Accra, Ghana. This comes ahead of a formal launch at the upcoming conference of the Aspen Network of Development […] Read More

By Juliet Nanfuka | In less than a month, the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 (#FIFAfrica18) will take place in Accra, Ghana. Hosted by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in partnership with the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), this year’s Forum is the first to […] Read More

By Daniel Mwesigwa | The government of Zambia is set to introduce a daily levy of 30 Ngwee (USD 0.03) on internet voice calls. In a press statement issued after a cabinet meeting on August 12, 2018, the government spokesperson said internet calls through platforms such as Viber, WhatsApp and Skype “threaten the telecommunications industry […] Read More

By Lillian Nalwoga | Technology presents various challenges to the protection of human rights such as the lack of adequate avenues to verify authenticity of information shared, violation of the right to privacy, respect to copyright issues and the right to anonymity among others.  With a shrinking civic space in Uganda and Tanzania, Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) need […] Read More

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