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CIPESA releases report on Internet Freedoms in East Africa

Cyber Stewards Network (CSN) partner Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) released a report outlining the policies and practices surrounding Internet freedom in East Africa. Titled “The State of Internet Freedoms in East Africa,” the release of the report has drawn key individuals from the continent’s ICT industry to Kampala, Uganda for a forum. The day’s programme can be found here.

The report investigated the use of information and communication technology in the region, as well as government control over politically sensitive content. The report covered Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. CIPESA identified issues such as inadequate online safety skills, as well as the absence of data protection and privacy laws in all six of the countries investigated. In instances where the right to information and freedom of the press are enshrined in constitutional law, they are often negated by other laws or obstacles to implanting legislation that would see them upheld.

Launch Of The Internet Freedoms In East Africa 2014 Report

Today, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) launches The State of Internet  Freedoms in East Africa research report which is an Investigation into the policies and practices defining internet freedom in East Africa.

Thought leaders in the East African ICT industry  have gathered in Kampala, Uganda for the launch of this pivotal report.

The report  presents the findings of an exploratory study on the state of internet freedoms in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.  The research  reviewed  policy  developments  and  actions  related  to  internet freedoms over the period 2010 to April 2014.

As the day progresses, emerging themes will be explored by the attendees who will share their early thoughts on the findings as well as explore issues related to internet freedom in East Africa.

The report can be found here.

See the day’s programme here.