Online Freedoms

Online Chat | On Friday December 15, 2017, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) will spend some time sharing insights on internet shutdowns. Between 15h00 and 16h00 East African Time (EAT) we will explore the spate of shutdowns affecting Sub-Saharan Africa and the efforts to navigate them. Have you experienced an internet […] Read More

Policy Brief | The proposed Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, 2017 join the catalogue of legislation related to online content in Tanzania that threaten citizens’ constitutionally guaranteed rights to freedom of opinion and expression and the right to seek, receive and impart information. The regulations were developed pursuant to section 103(1) of the Electronic […] Read More

Workshop | The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for Eastern and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in partnership with Outbox, a Kampala based tech hub are hosting a workshop aimed at  building  digital rights knowledge as well as the digital security and capacity of human rights defenders, media, vulnerable women organisations in Uganda. Despite the importance of digital […] Read More

La "Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa"  (CIPESA) a soumis à la Commission Africaine des Droits de l'homme et des Peuples (CADHP) un rapport parallèle sur l'état de la liberté d'expression en ligne au Rwanda. Le rapport décrit les mesures législatives et connexes prises par le Rwanda pour promouvoir et protéger […] Read More

Submission to the ACHPR | The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has submitted to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) a shadow report on the state of freedom of expression online in Rwanda. The report outlines Rwanda’s legislative and related measures taken to promote and protect […] Read More

By Martha Chilongoshi | The Africa I want is one that embraces diversity, promotes freedom of expression, values the right to information and prioritizes the elimination of all forms of discrimination on the basis of gender. For my ideal Africa to be realized, actions, initiatives and conversations that challenge the status quo and disrupt structural […] Read More

By Shitemi Khamadi | When figures are put forth, bringing the arguments of something to the table, the conversation changes. One starts to look at the loss accrued from their actions or inactions and make an informed decision. In the same vein, when people come together to fight for a course, a just course, the […] Read More

By Kuda Hove | Zimbabwean lawyer and activist Kuda Hove reflects on a workshop he attended on strategic digital rights litigation hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and Media Legal Defence Initiative as well as on various discussions from the  recently concluded Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa. […] Read More

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