Stories about Uganda from July, 2018
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%.
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.