Stories about UPROAR

In DR Congo, will new legislation protect citizens’ digital rights?

In Democratic Republic of Congo, a citizen movement is underway to reclaim digital rights that have been violated for years under a vague and outdated legislation.

Digital rights remain under threat in Malawi despite historic win for democracy

Will the change in the country's leadership bring about meaningful changes to ensure that Malawians enjoy human rights in the digital space?

The day Liberia shut down freedom of expression amid a mass protest

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.

How does Rwanda’s genocide ideology law regulate speech online?

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.

Is Namibia walking a fine line between Chinese and European spy technology?

Namibia denies accusations that it is building an internet war chest to effortlessly check up on its domestic critics.

Despite COVID-19, no respite for human rights crackdowns in Egypt

Prominent blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah has gone on a hunger strike to protest his unlawful detention, his family said.

Two Iranian rights activists revisit the November 2019 internet shutdown

“Hundreds of protestors were killed in a matter of three days and most of the world was not aware of what happened.’’

In Lebanon, journalists and activists who cover protests face threats

Media professionals have raised their voices against the use of excessive force against them while they are trying to cover the mass protests.

Jordan's online censorship decisions: non-transparent and —at times— arbitrary

The Jordanian government should take steps to ensure that its citizens’ right to online freedom of expression and information are protected.

New privacy law in Mozambique threatens freedom of expression, activists say

New legislation criminalizes all types of invasion of privacy via mobile phones, and the publication of images or videos of third parties without their consent.

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