The briefing provides a starting point for discussion on how privacy and data protection can be incorporated into election observation methodology and operationalised in the election observation process
The High Court in Kampala has allowed Ghetto TV Journalist Ashraf Kasirye to file new allegations related to human rights violations against the government.
Court adjourns injured journalist Ashraf Kasirye’s case hearing against State over the absence of Attorney General
The High Court Judge in Civil Division Esta Nambayo has adjourned the mentioning of a case in which Ghetto TV journalist Ashraf Kasirye is suing the state for assault meted on him by Police and the army.
Uganda’s internet usage has grown in recent years with over 10 million users. The usage provides a new digital landscape that facilitates the work of human rights defenders, activists, journalists, minority groups and citizens.
Unwanted Witness, a vicil society group in partnership with Future Challenges, Digital Human Rights Lab have urged government to scrap Over The Top (OTT) tax levied on social media users. The call was made on Friday during the launch of a report on the State of Digital Rights and...
Activists have sued Government, seeking a declaration that the exclusion of Ugandans without National Identification Cards (NIC) from Covid-19 vaccination is unfair and illegal. In a press release dated March 2, 2021, the health minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, stated that Ugandans without national identity cards will be prevented...
Allan Sempala Kigozi who is the head of legal at Unwanted Witness states that he knows very well that the access to and replacement of lost national identification cards is already overwhelmed with unnecessary delays and high renewal costs.
KAMPALA– Government has been sued for listing possession of a national identity card as one of the requirements for its citizens to receive vaccination against Covid-19. The petitioners, Initiative for Social Economic Rights (ISER) and Unwanted Witness, filed the suit in the High Court on Friday. They aver that...
Unwanted Witness concerned over prolonged social media restriction in Uganda, says VPNs come with a lot of risks
According to Chris Kalema, the lead Technologist at Unwanted Witness, the Civil society is concerned about how the prolonged social media restriction is driving Ugandans to use VPNs which come with a lot of data manipulation risks.
“Using VPNs in our daily lives creates an addiction but they siphon our data in form of names, addresses to do behavioral analytics for marketing and profiling. This information is transferred to third party users or the makers without the users’ consent”, says Chris Kalema, the Lead Technologist at...
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- Unwanted Witness publish a briefing for election observers on the importance of privacy and data protection in the election cycle.
- Injured journalist Ashraf Kasirye allowed to file additional allegations against gov’t
- Court adjourns injured journalist Ashraf Kasirye’s case hearing against State over the absence of Attorney General