Citizen Manifesto on Internet Governance

Uganda’s internet usage has continued to grow from 17 million internet subscribers in January 2020 to 20 million subscribers currently. It has become a significant part of the daily life of a modern person. The demand for the internet has equally been more crucial as the world was hit by the health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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More than ever before, everybody deserves to be connected to the internet in order to access information about the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. However, during these unprecedented times, the Ugandan citizens have continued to face several challenges to accessing and using the internet. These include the precarious internet regulations set by the government and introduction of high data tariffs and/ or shutting down the internet which have deprived the citizens of their enjoyment of online freedom and rights as well as crippling development.

Between August 2020 and January 2021, Unwanted Witness conducted a study as part of an evidence based advocacy approach to strengthen the effectiveness and enjoyment of digital rights in Uganda, which was launched recently.

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