Open Internet News

26th February 2015

Keriako Tobiko and NCIC want Moses Kuria Prosecuted

Keriako Tobiko and NCIC want Moses Kuria Prosecuted for Hate Speech and Incitement
In summary

Mr Tobiko made the request to a Nairobi court on Tuesday after the National Cohesion and Reconciliation Commission accused Mr Kuria of breaching an agreement for an out-of-court settlement.
Mr Kuria was accused of spewing fresh hate messages targeting the Luo community on his Facebook page barely a…

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11th January 2015

Promoting Cultural and Artistic Expression in Africa

By Ashnah Kalemera

As humans, individual artists enjoy rights as enshrined in national laws and international instruments on freedom of expression, assembly and association. However, there are variations between countries on what the laws provide for and the level of freedoms of creative, artistic and cultural expression that citizens enjoy.

In Africa, various factors impact upon these freedoms – including political, religious,…

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6th December 2014

Internet Governance in Uganda

By Juliet Nanfuka |

The Uganda Internet Governance Forum (UIGF) has since 2006 been a platform for deliberation on internet governance concerns in the country. Debates at the annual forum have progressed from prioritising access and infrastructure to global trends in the internet governance agenda such as the need for increased advocacy of online freedoms, protection of vulnerable users – including…

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30th August 2013

Reporters Without Borders Launches World Freedom Indicator 2013

News Update |

After the “Arab springs” and other protest movements that prompted many rises and falls in last year’s index, the 2013 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index marks a return to a more usual configuration. The ranking of most countries is no longer attributable to dramatic political developments. This year’s index is a better reflection of the attitudes…

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