Uganda Internet Registration Stirs Free Speech Concerns

Uganda is ramping up efforts to curtail online content deemed immoral or hateful, a move critics say will silence dissent.Since March 2018, the Uganda Communications Commission,  a state regulator, has required certain online publishers to register and pay a fee of $20 per year.Now, the government is expanding its enforcement of the regulation, levying the fee on news organizations and social media influencers with large followings, including some journalists, celebrities, musicians and athletes.The UCC calls these people “data communicators” and will be looking at media sites, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram...


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Published By: VOA News Swahili - Tuesday, 13 August

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