UW in the Media

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.
March 14, 2021

Government urged to scrap OTT

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 […]
March 9, 2021

Activists sue govt, seek Covid-19 vaccination for all Ugandans

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 […]
March 9, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine: CSOs petition court challenging national ID requirement

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.
March 9, 2021

Government sued over ID requirement for Covid-19 jabs

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.  […]
February 5, 2021

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.