June 10, 2024

A Call for Inclusivity, Trust, and Accountability in Reforming Uganda’s National ID System

One of the most striking issues identified in the paper is the financial burden imposed on Ugandans for ID services. The fixed fee of UGX 50,000/- ($13.78 USD) for replacing identification cards is markedly higher compared to neighboring countries like Kenya, Rwanda, and extends even to South Africa and India. In a nation where approximately 30.1% of the population lives below the poverty line, this exorbitant fee exacerbates social inequalities and restricts access to essential services for many Ugandans.
June 10, 2024

Press Release: Unwanted Witness Calls for Reform to Champion an Inclusive, Trustworthy, and Accountable National ID System in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda – June 10, 2024 – Unwanted Witness has released a comprehensive position paper titled […]
March 6, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Unwanted Witness Joins Inaugural Cohort of the Spyware Accountability Initiative

Unwanted Witness announced today that it has been awarded a grant from the Spyware Accountability Initiative, whose mission is to grow a global field of civil society organizations who are advancing threat research, advocacy and accountability to address the use and trade of spyware.
March 4, 2024

Over 80% of African countries have adopted Data Protection laws but compliance is still low.

To date 36 African countries have adopted Data Protection laws and institutional frameworks, signaling positive efforts […]
January 22, 2024

Press Release: Revealing Privacy Gaps: Unwanted Witness Exposes Transparency Crisis, Explores Regulators’ Role in Latest Scorecard

The report is a precursor to the world International Data Privacy Day celebrated every January 28. This year’s International Data Privacy Day is themed "Take Control of Your Privacy.”
March 29, 2021

Unwanted Witness publish a briefing for election observers on the importance of privacy and data protection in the election cycle.

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
March 18, 2021

Injured journalist Ashraf Kasirye allowed to file additional allegations against gov’t

The High Court in Kampala has allowed Ghetto TV Journalist Ashraf Kasirye to file new allegations related to human rights violations against the government.
March 18, 2021

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.
March 18, 2021

Report: How undemocratic practices limit digital rights enjoyment, proper governance in Uganda

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.
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