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Online learning, television exposing children to pornography

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen-year-old Ritah (not real names) is currently a resident at Wakisa Ministries, an abuse and pregnancy crisis centre in Wakiso district. A herdsman lured the teenager into sex last year after introducing her to pornography. She explains that she would watch pornography with the herdsman whenever …

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’Lift the ban on Facebook and widen phone coverage’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It is a constitutional right for every Ugandan to have access to information but this provision of the Constitution has been breached by the prolonged ban on internet use and poor network coverage, MPs have noted. Members of Parliament are concerned that at the time when …

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Universities to get high speed internet

World Bank and Knowledge Consulting Ltd hatch $52bn plan | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan universities and other post-secondary education institutions could get hooked on the high-speed internet while some students and teachers get free laptops under a proposed plan by the World Bank and Knowledge Consulting Ltd. The ambitious Africa …

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Uganda Human Rights Commission calls for free internet access

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission has called for the establishment of free internet access facilities in all districts of Uganda. The call comes as Uganda prepares to join the world to commemorate the International Day for Universal Access to Information on September 28, under the …

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Free internet users baffled with restricted access to MYUG WiFi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Internet users are finding challenges to access MYUG WiFi, the free government internet due to the newly introduced additional requirements. Initially, one was required to sign in into the network once with their name, email address or Facebook account, phone number, username and password, date …

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NITA-U launches cyber security awareness campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Information Technology Authority Uganda has today (July 08) launched a Cyber Security Awareness Campaign dubbed ‘be safe online’ aimed at increasing the public awareness and vigilance about the day-to-day cyber threats. The campaign is funded by the World Bank as part of the …

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