CONVICTED: Stella Nyanzi’s 305 days of Sacrificing for Internet Freedom

It is now approximately 305 days since former Makerere University researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi was detention at Luzira prison for a Facebook post that was deemed offensive to the person of President Yoweri Museveni. It is the first cyber criminal offence in Uganda to undergo full trial for allegedly...

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News Brief: Social Media policing: Professional body orders Human Rights Lawyer to remove Facebook post.

Kampala, July 19th, 2019; Uganda Law Society (ULS) has assumed the role of online content regulation after ordering one of its members to remove the Facebook post on allegations of offending a public official. In a letter dated July 17, 2019, the president of Uganda Law society, Simon Peter...

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The Computer Misuse Act: Uganda’s redundant law but the state’s tool for online repression

Evangelist Joseph Kabuleta’s incarceration for allegedly insulting members of the family once more reminded Ugandans of a legislation that is an existential threat to freedoms of speech and expression- The Computer Misuse Act.  The law has been on Uganda’s statute books since 2011. Case after case have been brought...

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Huawei’s Low cost Technologies outstrip Human Rights in Uganda

By Richard Walusimbi   While Chinese telecom giant Huawei is being crippled by the Donald Trump administration, in Uganda and generally most parts of Africa, it’s entrenching it’s self-further without any deterrence. Despite protests, the US insists that Huawei, the number two smartphone brand, is a security risk.  Trump’s...

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