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The Open Observatory of Network Interference, with support of DefendDefenders as a project partner, is releasing “Ooniprobe – Measure Internet Censorship & Performance”, a new, easy-to-use mobile app that will allow almost anyone to track and collect network censorship data.

The annual board meeting on DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) was held today at its offices in the Osman Hummaida Boardroom in Kampala, Uganda. The meeting was led by the Chairperson of the board, Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana and attended...

The tough working conditions for journalists in South Sudan dramatically deteriorated after fighting broke out again in Juba on 7 July. In 2015, the country fell 15 places – the largest drop worldwide – in Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Index. It now ranks 140...

On 8 June 2016, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea (COI) released its second report, finding that the government of Eritrea has committed crimes against humanity. The Commission found that “Crimes of enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearances, torture, persecution, rape, murder...