Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from July, 2018
Netizen Report: Russia and Sudan join the ranks of countries looking to outlaw ‘fake news’
On the heels of recent legislation in Malaysia, Philippines, Brazil and France, the latest draft laws on “fake news” come from Sudan and Russia.
Ghanaians challenge their government over a telco monitoring program, claiming privacy violations
Petitioners say the system will monitor more than just revenues, warning that it will allow for easy government snooping on calls and messages.
Activist Naïm Touré sentenced to prison over Facebook post in Burkina Faso
"Freedom of expression is a constitutional right in our country; free NAÏM TOURÉ"
Access denied: How Uganda’s social media tax is turning news and information into luxury goods
For Uganda’s poorest residents, the new tax raises internet connection costs by 10%.
What's happened to digital rights over the past seven years? 300 editions of the Netizen Report will tell you
This week, we're looking back at seven years of covering global digital rights news in celebration of our 300th edition!
Uganda's tax on social media will widen the digital gender gap
"When I interviewed women living in...a slum in Kampala, I learned that for them, WhatsApp and Facebook are the internet...with the new tax, they will be cut off altogether."
Ugandans say #NoToSocialMediaTax because it exploits women, youth and the poor
Ugandans are saying #NoToSocialMediaTax because it is unconstitutional, increases poverty, targets youth, and exacerbates the digital divide.
#NoToSocialMediaTax: Join Global Voices for a July 9 tweetathon against Uganda's social media tax
Freedom is free, not taxed. Global Voices supports the #NotoSocialMediaTax campaign in Uganda.