OpenNet Africa

By Juliet Nanfuka | On May 2, a total of 27 Ugandan journalists were trained in digital security procedures. The training was held in commemoration of World Press Freedom Day (May 3), which this year was celebrated under the theme “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, and Media Safety in the Digital Age”. The […] Read more

(Updated) Since 2013, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has been coordinating the OpenNet Africa projectwhich is aimed at monitoring and promoting internet freedoms, primarily in East and Southern African states. As part of the initiative’s 2015 strategies, Outbox community has been chosen to undertake certain in-country activities. To this […] Read more

CIPESA 2014 Projects

ICT4Democracy– iParticipate Uganda. This project has support from Spider to October 2014 and from Sida to December 2014. Activities will include documenting and publicising the benefits of open governance to citizens and the media; training of media and civil society in the use of ICT tools to promote citizen participation; provision of support to grassroots […] Read more

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA, www.cipesa.org) in conjunction with Unwanted Witness Uganda (www.unwantedwitness.or.ug) on November 28, 2013 organised a workshop on promoting internet rights in Uganda. The workshop aimed to create awareness among civil society, netizens, and the media in Uganda on how policy and practice affect internet […] Read more

The increasing use of the Internet worldwide has continued to see governments put caveats on its openness and the range of freedoms users enjoy online. According to the 2013 Freedom on the Net report, in the period May 2012–April 2013, the global number of censored websites has increased, while internet users in various countries have […] Read more

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in partnership with the Internet Society Chapter Uganda and the ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU) will host the Uganda Internet Governance Forum (UIGF) at the Hive Colab, Kamyokya on September 18, 2013. The one-day Forum, whose theme is “Harnessing Internet Development in Uganda: […] Read more

By CIPESA Writer in Stockholm An interesting conversation is taking place in the Swedish capital Stockholm. At the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), which is being watched online by audiences around the world, a journalist with Uganda’s Daily Monitor newspaper asked a question that is central to much of the debate here. Should people in his […] Read more