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By Daniel Mwesigwa | In Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius leads in many aspects. It is the only country on the continent categorised as a “full democracy” by the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index for 2020. Additionally, it has the second highest per capita income (USD 11,099) and one of the highest internet penetration rates in the […] Read more

The event acts as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom and is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom and professional ethics. For more information on the event, please click here […] Read more

By CIPESA Writer | Consumer protection serves as an avenue for promoting transparency, accountability, and trust in the digital age, helping shield both consumers and small businesses from unfair practices online. According to a report by the International Finance Corporation and Google, “Africa’s internet economy has the potential to reach $180 billion by 2025, accounting for 5.2% […] Read more

Fellowship Opportunity | About the ICT4Democracy in East Africa network The network works in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to achieve two top-line objectives: 1) Increased citizen participation in governance and the realisation of human rights through ICT; and 2) Improved transparency and accountability of governments through ICT. Partners in the network are the Collaboration on […] Read more

By MISA Tanzania Correspondent | A prevailing culture of secrecy among public officials in Tanzania at both central and local government levels is hindering the work of journalists, according to findings by a recent study. This is affecting access to information necessary for media reporting towards increased civic participation, transparency and accountability in governance. The […] Read more

Par Ababacar Diop | Pour la première participation de Jonction au Forum sur la liberté de l’internet en Afrique (#FIFAfrica17) nous avons été ravi par la qualité de l’espace d’échange et de partage qui nous a été offert. Organisé annuellement par the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Soutier Arica (CIPESA) depuis 2014 à […] Read more

Fellowship Opportunity |  About the ICT4Democracy in East Africa network The network works in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to achieve two top-line objectives: 1) Increased citizen participation in governance and the realisation of human rights through ICT; and 2) Improved transparency and accountability of governments through ICT. Partners in the network are the Collaboration on […] Read more

By Lillian Mutavi | A civil society that promotes effective and inclusive ICT policy in Africa has called for internet freedom in Kenya and responsible use of social media. The Collaboration on International Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has also condemned national and county governments for harassing bloggers, social activists and even journalists […] Read more

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#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 Esther Nakkazi | Ugandan citizens’ personal data may be at risk of misuse if the Uganda Data protection and Privacy Bill (2014) to be tabled before parliament is passed in current form. Currently, large entities like telecommunications service providers, insurers, hospitals and even schools retain the information of millions of citizens who remain unaware of how secure their […] Read more

As part of its OpenNet Africa initiative which is aimed at promoting internet rights in Africa, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is next week set to host the second Forum on Internet Freedom in East Africa. The two-day event is scheduled for 28 and 29 September 2015, in Kampala, Uganda and […] Read more

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