On 12 May 2016 Uganda suffered another social media blockade. That day was also the presidential swearing-in ceremony. Of course it’s no coincidence that these events have collided on the same day. The ban was effected on the evening of Wednesday, the eve of the ceremony.
As part of our research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet, scholar Andrew Rens has produced a paper that focuses on the role of the internet in providing educational resources in South Africa.
“Ugandan women have the potential to be internet users who can champion different societal causes,” said Moses Owiny of WOUGNET, which joined with CIPESA and APC to draft a submission to Uganda’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council.
Nigerian internet rights defender Gbenga Sesan talks about the African Declaration on Internet Rights, youth and the importance of regional work.
On Wednesday 4 May 2016, Sudan will undergo a formal review by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. Sudanese human rights defenders and international civil society are urging all concerned actors to hold the government of Sudan accountable for ongoing human rights violations.
When we talk about economic, social and cultural rights we have to deal with the hard fact that realising them takes money. It costs money to build and staff hospitals that make the right to health a reality.
In the fast paced digital world that we live in, a lot that has do with our lives is on the Internet. Whether one uses the Internet for business or pleasure, it still forms a great deal of a person’s personal life.