Unwanted Witness Welcomes Uganda’s Data protection law, Calls for enforceable regulations

Kampala, 1st/03/2019; Unwanted Witness welcomes the move by President Yoweri Museveni to assent onto the much needed Data protection and privacy Bill,2018 into law. The new law regulates collection, storage and use of personal data by different entities including government agencies, corporations and private institutions operating within and outside...

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Stop Persecution of online journalists, says Unwanted Witness.

Unwanted Witness Uganda is calling to an end Police’s harassment and persecution of Independent online journalists in the country, which act is meant to scare online publishers from reporting on sensitive subjects. Last week police’s criminal Investigations Department (CID) summoned editors from five (5) online publications on allegations publishing...

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Uganda’s Mass Surveillance at odds with Human Rights Standards, says Unwanted Witness.

Kampala, 10th/12/2018; As Uganda joins the rest of the world to Commemorate the International Human Rights Day, Unwanted Witness is deeply concerned about Government of Uganda’s constant expansion of mass surveillance practices disregarding the vice’s chilling effect on human rights as enshrined in national, regional and International human rights...

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Ugandan Security Agencies Must Desist From Curtailing Internet Freedom

Kampala; 28th August, 2018; Unwanted Witness-Uganda, is deeply concerned by the repetitive threats being issued by different security agencies targeting dissenting opinions on the Internet following the arrest and torture of Hon. Robert Kyagulyanyi Ssentamu and 33 opposition politicians ahead of a by-election in Arua district, North Western region...

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UN Council Reaffirms Online Rights and Freedoms

Kampala, 17th /08/2018; The Unwanted Witness Uganda welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution reaffirming partner states’ obligations towards observing online rights and freedoms of citizens. The UN 38th Council session that sat in Geneva last month renewed its resolve to demand states and the business sector to...

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Cyber Laws Cloaked under National Security have created fertile ground for arbitrary violation of Internet Freedom.

Kampala, 31st/07/2018; A new report by Unwanted Witness Uganda is raising concerns about the increased enactment and application of restrictive laws disguised as protecting public order to unlawfully infringe on fundamental freedom online by different government agencies in Uganda. According to the report titled ‘An open free, and secure...

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Ucc’s Ban On Airtme Scratch Cards Threatens Free Access To Information

Kampala, July 24th  2018; Ugandan media is a washed with concerns of scratch card phase out as the deadline of July 31st 2018 set by Uganda Communications Commission roams. The decision calls for a far-reaching concern, and regarded as a threat to the growing access to information  levels in...

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