Stories about UPROAR

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.

Sudan needs strong network neutrality laws to match its growing internet boom

As internet access becomes more available to a wider range of Sudanese citizens, a lack of net neutrality regulations means that violations in Sudan occur easily and often.

Deadline looms for biometric SIM card registration in Tanzania

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.

Data protection policy void threatens privacy rights of citizens and refugees in Jordan

Jordan is considering a data protection bill. Will its adoption reinforce privacy protections in the country?

Kenya now has a data protection law. What does this mean for netizens?

Will Kenya’s new data protection law protect the rights of citizens? Or will it serve as a conduit to acquire, store and use data in the digital capitalism food chain?

Nigeria's social media bill will obliterate online freedom of expression

The proposed social media bill will annihilate online freedom of expression, criminalize criticism of the government and legalize internet shutdowns in Nigeria.

Activists in Angola continue to face repression for online and offline activities

Online activists in Angola risk tough reactions from authorities, particularly when their activities are connected to offline activism.

Angolan president's reforms drive positive impact on media — but limits persist

Under Angola's former regime, JES, prosecutions of activists and journalists were common. In 2017, João Lourenço (“JLO”) succeeded JES and journalists began to see reforms to press freedoms. But is it...

Internet censorship in Sudan: Rethinking laws and tactics that served an authoritarian regime

Sudan's transitional authorities have taken small steps toward improving the climate for internet freedom in the country— but these remain inadequate.

Nigerian journalist Omoyele Sowore remains in jail on trumped-up charges of treason and insulting the president

Rights groups see Omoyele Sowore's continued detention and the charges filed against him as merely a criminalisation of political dissent in Nigeria. 

As Sudan transitions to democracy, urgent reforms must tackle disinformation

To help counter mis-and disinformation, Sudan's transitional government needs to provide better conditions to support press freedom, freedom of expression and access to information.

Internet shutdowns and the right to access in Sudan: A post-revolution perspective

In response to a five-week long shutdown, a court ordered telecommunications companies to apologise to customers.

How Turkey's broadcast regulator is taking over the supervision of online content

Under a new regulation, local streaming services like Netflix are required to adjust their content to the regulator's rules and guidelines.

Nigerian journalist charged with treason after criticizing governor for corruption

For exposing government corruption, Nigerian journalist Agba Jalingo has been charged with treason, terrorism, cultism and public disturbance.

Months after pledge to open internet, Ethiopia disrupts connectivity amidst communal violence, tension

Ethiopian authorities have resorted to shutting down entire networks in response to recent ethnic and political tensions. A lack of transparency makes it impossible to challenge.

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