Online Freedoms

#KeepItOn | Nous, la coalition pour un Internet libre et ouvert: Réaffirmons que l’internet ouvert, accessible et sécurisé, en particulier durant les élections, facilite la libre circulation et l’accès à l’information, en plus de favoriser la liberté d’expression en ligne et hors ligne.   Nos organisations sont préoccupées par la récente tendance d’interférences illégitimes dans […] Read more

By Nwachukwu Egbunike | Africa’s landscape of online free speech and dissent is gradually, but consistently, being tightened. In legal and economic terms, the cost of speaking out is rapidly rising across the continent. While most governments are considered democratic in that they hold elections with multi-party candidates and profess participatory ideals, in practice, many operate […] Read more

By Jason Pielemeier | “Since men have learned to shoot without missing, we have to learn to fly without perching” — African Proverb By citing these words in his opening message, Dr. Wairagala Wakabi, the Executive Director of the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), captured both the daunting reality and the […] Read more

By Netblocks’ Writer | At the 2018 Forum for Internet Freedom in Africa in Accra, Ghana, NetBlocks is demonstrating new tools and methodologies to defend human rights, empowering local communities and creating a space for open and progressive policies for internet access and telecommunications. In a joint panel on data-driven advocacy on Friday, NetBlocks along […] 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

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