Compulsory registration of array of online content creators threatens free expression in Uganda

Recent articles in Uganda

Anish Kapoor, CEO of Techno and Inflix India, presents some newly designed smartphones, in Kolkata, India, 23 August 2017, DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images

Weak cellphone device security exposes millions to data rights violations

Investigations by Privacy International expose cellphone manufacturer TECNO’s weaknesses in protecting users’ privacy and security at risk.

Police officers question a man as they patrol on a street during the curfew to halt the spread of COVID-19, in Kampala, Uganda, 29 April 2020, SUMY SADURNI/AFP via Getty Images

Four journalists attacked in six weeks in Uganda

Uganda’s implementation of a dusk till dawn curfew as part of its COVID-19 measures sees a surge in attacks on journalists despite them being classified as essential workers.

A man uses a computer to read news at a cyber cafe after the internet is restored, in Kampala, Uganda, 18 January 2021, BADRU KATUMBA/AFP via Getty Images

Uganda scrapping of OTT ‘sin’ tax is short-lived celebration

After failing to raise the revenue it had anticipated, Uganda removes the Over The Top Tax it had imposed on social media use and introduces a levy on internet data instead.