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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President Museveni’s Unlawful Surveillance Plot Will Endanger More Lives.

Kampala, 21/06/2018; Unwanted Witness Uganda is concerned about President Yoweri Museveni’s new surveillance plan without a comprehensive data protection law, cautioning that if implemented more lives will be endangered. The surveillance plan follows spate of kidnaps and murders by unknown assailants in the country. Delivering the government’s security plan...

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Internet Freedoms and Right to Privacy; targeted as Ucc directs blockage to unregistered online publishers

Kampala, 27th/04/2018; the Unwanted Witness Uganda is saddened by the apparent illegal efforts to curtail online freedoms through surveillance and communication censorship by the regulator facing credibility and independence challenges. The current actions by Uganda Communications Commission suggest overlooking its overall obligation to safeguard citizens’ online freedoms and instead...

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UCC’s directives are illegal and do not cure the existing capacity and legal gaps in telecom regulation and data protection

Kampala, March 12th, 2018; Unwanted Witness Uganda condemns the illegal directives issued by Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) that are meant to easily facilitate phone monitoring and surveillance with total disregard to citizens’ right to privacy and anonymity.   The recent move by UCC to have all telecom operators install...

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Unwanted Witness Condemns the Use of Mobile Phones to commit Crime and Calls for Dialogue among Stakeholders.

Unwanted Witness Condemns the Use of Mobile Phones to commit Crime and Calls for Dialogue among Stakeholders. Kampala, 1st/03/2018; the Unwanted Witness regrets the discoordination among different government agencies and private telecommunication service providers involved in the SIM card registration exercise which has resulted in the loss of lives...

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UCC Must Be Held Liable For Compromising Citizens’ Anonymous Communication Leading To Increasing SIM Card Hacking In The Country, Says Unwanted Witness

Kampala, 16th/02/2018; the Unwanted Witness Uganda wants Uganda Communication Commission to account for the increasing SIM Card hacking currently being experienced by Ugandans after the regulator enforced mandatory SIM card registration and verification of SIM cards against the National Identification and Registration Authority database, without a data protection law....

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Uganda’s Internet is increasingly getting controlled and criminalized; Over 25 Internet users are on trial for online expression.

Kampala, 18th January 2018, As Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate Internet Freedom Day; Unwanted Witness is saddened by the increasing criminalization and control of the Internet by Ugandan government, which has resulted into increased stifling of internet users’ fundamental freedoms and rights.   This contravenes...

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Unwanted Witness Condemns Security’s Forceful Acquisition of Computer, Phone and email Passwords of Detained Journalists.

Kampala 28/November/2017, the Unwanted Witness Uganda condemns security agencies’ illegal acquisition of communication passwords for detained Red Pepper directors and editors as a gross violation of their right to privacy and Jeopardizes source protection. While it is the duty of Uganda’s security agencies to respect and protect human rights...

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Unwanted Witness demands that UCC Outcomes of MTN Uganda’s Review process public.

Kampala 27/October/2017, the Unwanted Witness Uganda commends the telecommunication regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) for involving consumers during MTN Uganda’s license review process but demands that consumers’ views are made public, respected and used to influence the review process. Unwanted Witness is concerned that while section 5 (e) of...

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Unwanted Witness-Uganda Condemns Government’s Open Surveillance Which is an Infringement on Citizens’ Privacy.

Kampala; 22nd September, 2017; Unwanted Witness-Uganda, is deeply troubled by the extreme invasion of both personal and institutional data and privacy of NGOs and their staff members by Ugandan security agencies. On 20th September 2017, the police personnel armed to the teeth sieged offices of two Non-governmental organizations namely;...

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