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Digital Security Risks Human Rights NGOs were Exposed to during COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns

A week after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID 19 a global pandemic, Uganda registered its first case. A month later, the disease was widespread across the country, prompting the operationalization of WHO-recommended and Government-imposed emergency measures to contain the spread of the virus. These included partial and eventually total lockdowns, a ban on …

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Safeguarding Human Rights Defenders during COVID-19

A Strategic Emergency Response Initiative seeking to establish and coordinate a joint mechanism that offers effective emergency response solutions to the dynamic and complex HRDs security needs associated with the working environment in Uganda, especially during this COVID-19 Pandemic. Cognizant that Uganda has registered some progress in managing the situation and infection rate, these achievements …

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Relocation Support Report

People who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender face a lot of persecution in Uganda as a result of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Persecution for LGBT people in Uganda is favored by laws that criminalize same sex relations and these laws are enshrined in Uganda’s Constitution and Penal Code Section 145 where any …

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How to spot a fake phone

The Uganda communications commission (UCC) acquired equipment to set up the central equipment identity register (CEIR) a database that contains a list of IMEIs of mobile terminals which are active in the mobile network, according to The New Vision newspaper. IMEI is an abbreviation of International Mobile Equipment Identity, a unique number used to identify mobile …

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Unmasking Digital terrorism

The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. Defenders Protection Initiative has organised a digital security webinar that is designed to engage and educate public and CSO partners to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, to share experiences and solutions to trending cyber insecurity.