February 5, 2021

News Brief: High Court in Uganda sets hearing date for internet shutdown lawsuit

In a petition filed on February 12, 2021, the Unwanted Witness wants the court to among other orders, restrain the government of Uganda and internet service providers from future arbitrary and unjustified internet shutdowns
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.
January 20, 2021

Uganda 2021 General Elections: Internet shutdown and it’s Ripple Effects

If Internet shutdowns are used as a blunt-force means of blocking access locally to a specific service or application, access to other unrelated services may also be impacted as collateral damage.
January 13, 2021

Blocking social media is a direct attack on democracy in Uganda, says Unwanted Witness Uganda.

When a country like Uganda is aiming at becoming a middle income economy and wants to anchor the growth on its information and communication sector, Internet shutdowns send all the wrong signals to investors and consumers.