Stories about Uganda from July, 2018
"Even after the ruling, people lashed out at me ... I am stronger and this is not the first time I have suffered this kind of media framing."
For Uganda’s poorest residents, the new tax raises internet connection costs by 10%.
"When I interviewed women living in...a slum in Kampala, I learned that for them, WhatsApp and Facebook are the internet...with the new tax, they will be cut off altogether."
Ugandans are saying #NoToSocialMediaTax because it is unconstitutional, increases poverty, targets youth, and exacerbates the digital divide.
Freedom is free, not taxed. Global Voices supports the #NotoSocialMediaTax campaign in Uganda.
"And so I march. To remember them, they were not given any justice and no one was held accountable for their gruesome deaths. But I recognize them."