About OpenNet Africa

We monitor and promote internet freedom in Africa.

OpenNet Africa was established in 2012 to monitor internet freedoms in Africa with a primary focus on East and Southern Africa. www.opennetafrica.org is a centralised platform for information on African internet freedoms and cyber security, including research materials, censorship incidents, laws on internet freedoms, online safety tools and advocacy materials.

OpenNet Africa is driven by a small and dedicated group of individuals who work in partnership with organisations from across the continent and beyond with the shared goal of promoting internet freedom in Africa.

Since our establishment, we brought thought leaders together on the topic of internet freedoms culminating in our first Internet Freedom Forum which took place in 2014 in Kampala, Uganda.

We are one of the initiatives of the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) which promotes effective and inclusivity in ICT Policy.

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