Stories about Uganda
Ugandans are saying #NoToSocialMediaTax because it is unconstitutional, increases poverty, targets youth, and exacerbates the digital divide.
Freedom is free, not taxed. Global Voices supports the #NotoSocialMediaTax campaign in Uganda.
Netizen Report: Uganda’s ‘WhatsApp tax’ and SIM card regulations will make it harder to stay connected
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
"Uganda wants to profit where it did not invest. Social media owners gave it out for free and you wanna tax it?"
Nyanzi's story has become a rallying opportunity for Ugandans who oppose the Musveni government.
The Uganda Communications Commission ordered the sites blocked for "security reasons" ahead of President Yoweri Museveni's inauguration. Authorities also blocked access to social media during elections in February.
"Darkness hovering over Uganda...VPN is the only way to go now"
"Hot on the heels of #WorldPressFreedomDay comes #UgandaMediaGag. Ironic"
Thuggery runs rampant in the MENA region, Chile bans spy balloons and Google gears up to expand implementation of the "Right to Be Forgotten."
Clown memes mocking Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak are spreading after Malaysian police threatened graphic artist Fahmi Reza for uploading an image of Razak as a clown.
Free speech is under fire in East Africa: Two Facebook users have been charged under Tanzania's new cybercrime law, while new social media regs are on the horizon in Uganda.