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Burundi 

AFEX condemns the detention of journalist Sandra Muhoza

On April 14, 2024, journalist Sandra Muhoza with online media outlet La Nova Burundi was reportedly arrested by the police and later handed over...
Malawi 

MISA demands immediate release of arrested Malawian journalist

What happened MISA demands the immediate release of the Malawi journalist, Macmillan Mhone who was arrested on Monday 8 April 2024 over a story that...
KenyaTanzaniaUganda 

How the COVID-19 Fight Has Hurt Digital Rights in East Africa

By Paul Kimumwe, Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA).  The fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Kenya, Tanzania, and...
Uganda 

AFEX Calls on Uganda Authorities to Ensure Safety of Journalists, Keep the Internet On during Elections

Ugandans go to the polls to elect a President on January 14, 2021, in a tensed context which has seen several journalists assaulted, arrested,...
Nigeria 

MRA Condemns Blocking of Three Websites Associated With #EndSARS Protests

Lagos, Tuesday, December 1, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the apparent surreptitious blocking of three websites associated with the #EndSARS protests in...
Ethiopia 

Ethiopia’s Press Freedom Dreams under Abiy Ahmed Turning into Nightmare

Before Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali came to power in 2018, the country was known for its infamous blocking of websites and jamming of...
Lesotho 

Lesotho: Proposed Internet Broadcasting Rules Will Stifle Free Speech

The Lesotho government, through the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA), has proposed new regulations that stipulate that individuals with more than 100 followers on social...
Africa 

African Experts Call for Vigilance and Collaboration to Push Back Problematic COVID-19 Measures that Compromise Data Privacy and Protection

Experts in Africa have urged civil society and the public to maintain vigilance on the COVID-19 laws, policies and practices on data protection and...
EthiopiaTogo 

Good News, Bad News: A Story of Internet Shutdowns in Togo And Ethiopia

The pushback against internet shutdowns in Africa received a boost last month when the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of...
Zimbabwe 

Zimababwean Government Urged To Enact Cybersecurity Bill In Line With Continental Benchmarks

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe and other civil society organisations have petitioned the country's speaker of Parliament over the draft Zimbabwean...
Africa 

CIPESA Announces 2020 Fellows

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is pleased to announce the nine recipients of its 2020 fellowship awards....
Eastern AfricaSouthern AfricaWest Africa 

Coalition of Civil Society Groups Launches Tool to Track Responses to Disinformation in Sub Saharan Africa

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) together with Global Partners Digital (GPD), ARTICLE 19, PROTEGE QV and  the...
Zimbabwe 

Government Surveillance Should Be Lawful, Justified and Necessary

MISA Zimbabwe takes note of the chain of events that have transpired in these last few months in Zimbabwe, which seem to point to...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe’s Cybersecurity and Data Protection Bill Entrenches Surveillance

Introduction The advent of the Internet and related technological developments have been celebrated for providing platforms for widespread and ‘unrestricted’ exercise of freedom of expression...