Freedom of Expression

Trump, Twitter, and freedom of speech

To make my biases clear at the outset, I’ve been appalled at how Donald Trump has been fomenting racism,...

The Role of Social Media in the 2021 Ugandan Elections featuring Songa Stone

The proliferation of smartphone devices has led to more meaningful access to the internet as more Ugandans are using...

Covid-19: SADC veiling tyranny with lockdown regulations

The month of December will mark exactly a year since the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei,...

PODCAST: From Prison To Parliament – A Conversation With Ugandan Activist And Politician, Stella Nyanzi

In this episode, I have a hearty conversation with Dr Stella Nyanzi we talk about her poetry, her political...

Press Freedom: COVID-19 Reporting Presents New Threats To Journalists In the Continent

As the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to sweep across the continent, governments are stepping up emergency measures to slow...

Press Freedom In Tanzania Threatened With Restrictions On COVID-19 Reporting

Press freedoms in Tanzania have been consistently dwindling since the reign of President Magufuli began in 2015. The country...

Press Freedom: Zambia Shuts Down TV For Refusing To Air COVID-19 Ads

Whilst a majority of countries are implementing lockdowns to slow the spread COVID-19, Zambia has refused to lock down...

COVID-19 : The Situation in Ghana

COVID-19 : The Situation in Ghana

Ebenezer Emmanuel Ghana like most African countries and indeed like others around the globe is currently battling with the...

Equality For Women Still Elusive 110 Years Later

March 8 has since 1910 been recognized as a day to highlight the struggle of women for equality.  This...

South Africa’s FW de Klerk, the Democratic Alliance, and crimes against sanity

Sometimes a technical definition of something matters significantly less than the demonstrable effects it has had. If Harvey Weinstein...

Uganda Moves to Double Down on Repressive Social Media Tax

As I strolled down the winding campus streets of Makerere University on a calm evening, I met an acquaintance....

How Africa Lost $5.3 Billion to Internet Shutdowns in 2019

By Dotun Roy Africa lost a whopping $5.295 billion in 2019 alone to internet shutdowns. This is according to...

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