Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein is a writer, editor, and educator from Chicago, IL (USA). She splits her time between Stone Town, Zanzibar and Chicago, USA. She currently works as a digital editor with PRI.org/The World and is the interim regional editor for sub-Saharan Africa with Global Voices. Send pitches and story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest posts by Amanda Lichtenstein
Over 3,000 women from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, and South Africa, were interviewed about their "perceptions of digital safety" and online gender-based violence in a new, large-scale study by Pollicy.
Revised online content regulations in Tanzania prohibit talking about pandemics, natural disasters or politics without government approval. Is it possible to control essential online conversations? If so, at what cost?
"Chose Your Own Fake News" is an online game that teaches new internet users how to be more discerning about the information they receive and encounter in digital spaces.
The biometric SIM card registration process means Tanzania joins a growing list of African nations gripped by the biometric data and digital identification revolution in Africa.
On her quest for good governance, Stella Nyanza is "unflinching in her criticism of the Ugandan government" and unafraid to tackle taboos around sex, gender and LGBT rights.
Across the continent, the legal and economic costs of speaking up are rising.
"You are not a soldier, you are not a rebel, they should understand that you are just a fighter... Yes, a fighter of a noble cause."
"I think of your particular fate and wonder how any of us who are free continue to go about our lives as if there’s nothing to lose."