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Sources and data on digital participation in Uganda

The #speakup barometer research made use of a number of secondary sources on Internet infrastructure, media and journalism, digital rights and innovation that are compiled in this overview.


ITU Statistics

Internet World Stats Uganda 

Uganda National Information Technologie Authority (NITA); Statistical Abstract 2016

Uganda National Information Technologie Authority (NITA); Promoting Child Online Safety

Freedom on the Net Report 2017; Country Report Uganda

Daily Monitor; More Ugandans now own mobile phones

Alliance for affordable Internet (A4AI); Mobile Data Cost 2016

Dignited; Here is what we know about iTel Phones and prices in Uganda

Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU)

National Planning Authority (NPA); Uganda Vision 2040

Code facebook; Here is what we know about iTel Phones and prices in Uganda



Reuters; Uganda bans livecoverage after House fistfights, protests against Museveni

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung; African Media Barometer

CIPESA; State of the Internet Freedom in Africa

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; Human Rights prevails in case of Stella Nyanzi before U.N. working group on arbitrary detention

Daily Monitor; Preliminary ruling in Dr Nyanzi case for today

Freedom on the Net Report 2017; Country Report Uganda

Reporters without borders; Uganda creates unit to spy on social networks

Privacy International; For God and My President: State Surveillance in Uganda


Reuters Institute; A non-profit approach to market-driven journalism challenges in Uganda: A case study of Uganda Radio Network

Reporters without Borders; Ranking 2018

Reporters without Borders; Report Uganda

Reporters without Borders; Uganda creates unit to spy on social networks

Pollicy; Ugandan civic technology organization

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung; Assessing the Impact of Social Media

Deutsche Welle Akademie; Media Use among Youth in Uganda

BBC Media Action; Country Case Study Uganda


Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET); Women's Rights and the Internet in Uganda

African Feminism (AF); Ugandan women carving up online spaces to impact national discourse


New Vision; How the Ugandan govt is harnessing ICT to create wealth

Ministry of ICT & National Guidance

Ministry of ICT & National Guidance; Open Data Policy

eCitizen Portal Uganda

Uganda National Information Technologie Authority (NITA); Ministry of ICT and National Guidance and NITA-U release findings of National IT Survey 2017/2018

enstartup: Ugandan startups raised over $13 Million in 2017


Linkedin; In another record-breaking year, African Tech Start-ups Raised US$ 560 Million in VC funding in 2017, a 53% YoY Growth

MTN; Innovation Awards 2017

Dignited; The MTN Innovation Awards 2017 full list of winners

Media Challenge Initiative Uganda (MCI);

GEM; Country Report Uganda

Pollicy; We Just Turned One!


The #speakup barometer is a DW Akademie project that examines the connection between digital participation, freedom of expression and access to information. Learn more at

DWA DW Akademie speakup barometer Cluster Access

Access: New investments could bring down costs

High data costs are one of the main factors hindering digital participation rates in Uganda. But the country’s stated commitment to infrastructure development could bring down prices, which is cause for optimism.

Gerald Businge Ateenyi

Media: Journalists under threat

A social media explosion, the dominance of radio and a government in fear of losing control. It can be hard to find your bearings in Uganda’s media landscape—the risks and potential for participation sit side by side.

Uganda ISP Provider Reklame

Society: Between digital enthusiasm and tradition

Ugandans love the Internet and usage rates, while still relatively low, are growing quickly. But this rapid expansion has also led to problems in a society still largely organized along traditional lines.