Online Freedoms

Call For Proposals | A coalition of prominent internet rights policy and civil society advocates are pleased to issue this open call for proposals for a consultancy on “Mapping and Making Available Evidence-Based Research for Internet Policies in Africa.” This international Call for Proposals invites submissions from researchers, academicians, scholars, and professionals. Successful proposals will […] Read More

Official Submission | Article 27 of Uganda’s constitution provides for citizens’ right to privacy, however, there is no law to protect an individual’s data privacy despite the large amounts of citizen data collected by government departments and private entities on a regular basis. More concerning, is that this data is collected with no guarantee of […] Read More

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

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