Stories from July, 2020
Last year, the Liberian government disrupted social media access to prevent live protest coverage and the mobilization of protesters, shutting down freedom of expression and the right to access information.
In wake of Black Lives Matter protests, the company IBM has announced its withdrawal from the facial recognition software market
The arrest of four comedians in Ugandan for a satirical comedy skit that went viral comes at a time when the government has passed regulations controlling the creative arts industry.
The arrest of two prominent figures in Zimbabwe signal new levels of crisis in governance as the nation heads toward unprecedented economic decline and social unrest amid COVID-19 corruption.
The cost-prohibitive surcharge will make it harder for everyday Liberians to get online, limiting digital access at the height of a pandemic when citizens need reliable information more than ever.
Rwanda’s genocide ideology law seriously limits freedom of speech online and creates a culture of fear and self-censorship among opposition and dissenting voices.
Namibia denies accusations that it is building an internet war chest to effortlessly check up on its domestic critics.
One of the lists, which circulated on WhatsApp, doxxed people's personal information such as names, pictures, and addresses.
"The government...should be working to earn the confidence and trust of voters, particularly given how it came to power this March."