Douglas Onyango

Douglas Onyango

ICT Consultant & Internet Governance leader from Africa
Joined on January 26, 2016 – Uganda
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Douglas is an ICT Consultant and an Internet Governance leader. He has managed several large ICT Projects and operations in the Telco, Government, UN and IT vendor space in Africa.

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How Effective Are Internet Blackouts? Insights from Uganda

On 18th February, 2016, Uganda Communications Commission, the Telco regulator, ordered all ISPs to sever access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. 11 million Internet users, including myself were forced to live through a four-day Internet blackout. With this unprecedented move, Uganda joined Syria, Russia, Egypt, Burundi and other regimes that have weaponized the Internet to curtail free speech and access to information. more

India's Net Neutrality Win: Lessons for Developing Countries

On 8th February, 2015, Internet users celebrated news that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had passed regulation prohibiting ISPs from discriminating access to data services based on content". This directive follows similar developments in the U.S, E.U, Chile et al, and is a huge milestone in the fight for Net Neutrality: the principle that ISPs should treat all Internet traffic the same way. Meanwhile, Net Neutrality issues are not unique to India. more

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Net NeutralityInternet GovernanceCensorshipPrivacyPolicy & Regulation

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