Joint Letter on Internet Shutdown in Uganda

By Access Now |

Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Mr. David Kaye, Mr. Joseph Cannataci, Mr. Maina Kiai, Mr. Michel Forst, Ms. Faith Pansy Tlakula, and Ms. Reine Alapini-Gansou

cc: African Union
African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Secretariat
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Secretariat
Domestic & International Election Observer Missions to the Republic of Uganda
East African Community Secretariat
International Conference on the Great Lakes…

Hunting Down Social Media ‘Abusers’ in Uganda as Elections Near

By CIPESA Staff |

As Uganda draws closer to the February 2016 presidential elections, the fever of anxiety in government corridors is rising. Over the years, election periods have seen a crackdown on social media, voices critical of the ruling party, and independent media in the guise of promoting public order and unity as well as preventing the spread of false information. This, however,…

Launch of the Internet Freedoms in East Africa 2014 Report

Today, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) launches The State of Internet  Freedoms in East Africa research report which is an Investigation into the policies and practices defining internet freedom in East Africa.

Thought leaders in the East African ICT industry  have gathered in Kampala, Uganda for the launch of this pivotal report.

The report  presents…

Critical website Radio Katwe blocked on eve of presidential election

UGANDA: Critical Web site still blocked on eve of presidential election

New York, February 22, 2006 – The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that the Ugandan government has blocked internal access to a critical Web site, Radio Katwe, in the run-up to Thursday’s hotly contested presidential election. The site has been blocked in Uganda for more than a week, according…

Government temporarily closes radio stations

Four radio stations closed in Uganda

The Government of Republic of Uganda closed four independently-owned radio stations today and suspended their operating licenses for what it called “flouting rules by inciting people, mainly the Baganda tribe, against President Yoweri Museveni, his government and against other tribes”.

Friday, 11 September 2009, by Eastern Africa Journalists Association, EAJA

According to the Uganda Journalists Union (UJU),…

Uganda bans SMS texting of key words during poll

An Electoral Commission (EC) worker prepares election materials at the main warehouse in the capital Kampala February 16, 2011. Security tightened in Kampala on Wednesday as voters in carnival-like mood descended on the final rallies of Uganda’s two main presidential contenders. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

An Electoral Commission (EC) worker prepares election materials at the main warehouse in the capital Kampala February 16,…

UK, US ‘hacked into Uganda’s phone network’

British and American intelligence agencies remotely hacked into Uganda’s telephone network system in order to access conversations of high-profile individuals in Uganda, a new report has revealed.

The report offers insight into the murky practice of foreign intelligence collection by Britain and America who remotely access data and conversations on personal computers, phones, routers, hard disks and mobile phone SIM cards…

Brace yourselves Ugandan Internet Users

Anti Pornography Act 2014?

Its official, the Anti Pornography bill was finally consented to and is now the Anti Pornography Act 2014. It has been a long time coming.

From the time this bill was made public knowledge, our local media decided either intentionally or out of ignorance to brand it the ‘Mini-Skirt Bill”. Just like many others, I was fully convinced…