Law requiring registration of SIM cards

Law requiring registration of SIM cards in Uganda a threat to privacy
(HRNJ-Uganda/IFEX) – 21 September 2012 – The Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) calls upon the Ugandan government to immediately halt the registration of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards, due to the lack of a necessary law to protect the data collected. The process is a curtailment of freedom…

UCC suspends two radio talk shows

The Uganda Communication Commission has suspended two poplar political talk shows on Hits FM, a local radio station in Fort Portal.

Orukurato and Ekitanganzo have been airing on Hits FM since February last year. The panel on both talk shows includes district and municipal council leaders, MPs, human rights activists and civil society activists.

The shows have been focusing on accountability of…

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – a great blow to internet freedom
One month after Nigeria’s president signed into law a harsh law criminalising sexual minorities, Uganda has followed suit by signing it’s own “anti-gay”, as dubbed by the media, bill. Joining Tanzania, Mauritania, Sudan and Sierra Leone, Uganda and Nigeria have join the club of countries in the continent where the LGBT…