Stories about Uganda
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.
As the 2021 election approaches, Uganda authorities are very likely to continue to crack down on political dissent, including through social media shutdowns.
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.
The Ugandan regulator says media houses that fail to comply with their directive could have their licenses revoked.
Prior to the tax's implementation, 47.4% of people in Uganda were using the internet. Three months later, that number had fallen to 35%.
Across the continent, the legal and economic costs of speaking up are rising.
The noise we make on digital platforms scares oppressive regimes. In some cases, it can even force them to rescind their actions.
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
For Uganda’s poorest residents, the new tax raises internet connection costs by 10%.
"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."