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[liberationtech] innovative approaches to demanding for internet rights in Africa?

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Tue Jan 24 08:57:48 PST 2017

From: Phil Wilmot <phil at>

Hi everyone,

My name is Phil, and I am a board member of Solidarity Uganda which
organized a #WebWeWant campaign alongside you all. Ours was with cafe
owners, media, local leaders, and CBOs.

Apart from being a board member of Solidarity Uganda, I write for a few
international publications with progressive readerships.

I am sure some of you are aware of what is happening in Anglophone Cameroon
currently. I am trying to get my editors to buy into the idea of running a
piece about creative ways Africans of various parts of the continent are
advocating for internet rights (increased access, affordability, ending

If you have participated in any creative initiative to advocate for such
internet rights, I want to hear from you. Shoot me an email with a brief
background to your efforts (and/or links) and I will follow up with a few

Keep up the great work. In Uganda here, we still have a long way to go and
a government that is not prioritizing the internet infrastructure. We are
working with one MP to help table legislation, but it is moving slowly.

phil wilmot
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