Early this week the Constitutional Court in Uganda delivered a big blow to the state’s efforts at curtailing freedom of speech and stifling government criticism by nullifying section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act. The Computer Misuse law, in particular section 25, has been a preferred tool for prosecutorial abuse of the freedom of expression, and digital and media rights.

Chapter 4 Uganda, a civil rights organization was among the groups that petitioned the court against the application of this law. In this episode, we speak to Ugandan Human Rights Lawyer and Ag. Executive Director of Chapter 4 Uganda, Antony Masake for context on this ruling.

As we stay on that good news beat, we will also tell you about the declaration of the end of the ebola outbreak in Uganda that claimed 55 lives including those of brave health workers.