Tag: uganda

  • Ugandan Social Media Tax – Following a tradition of quelling dissent?

    Ugandan Social Media Tax – Following a tradition of quelling dissent?

    By Shardha Rajam and Mihika Poddar​ On June 1st this year, the Parliament of Uganda imposed a tax on usage of social media and internet messaging platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter. The Ugandan Government, which on prior occasions has shut down and regularly censored digital media, claimed that the tax was imposed to […]

  • We should act on Uganda’s oppression of gays

    By Paula Gerber Since 2009, Uganda has been threatening to pass legislation further criminalising homosexuality and imposing even harsher penalties. The threat has finally become a reality with President Yoweri Museveni announcing, on Valentine’s Day, that he is now ready to sign the Bill into law, after initially expressing some reservations about it. Although the death […]

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