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  • On Hong Kong

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    • Global Freedom Score

      43 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      December 19, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Legislative
    • Internet Penetration

      90.92%
    • Population

      7.5 million
    In the news
    The upcoming election could spur new digital restrictions and rights violations in Hong Kong, and companies must act to help...
  • On Iran

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    • Global Freedom Score

      14 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      16 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      June 18, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Presidential
    • Internet Penetration

      73.26%
    • Population

      84.2 million
    New Report
    Iran recorded a score decline in the new edition of Freedom in the World due to the government’s restriction of information on a...
    Perspective
    Authorities have responded to the threat of boycotts and protests by suppressing dissent on social media, underscoring the country...
  • On Russia

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    • Global Freedom Score

      19 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      23 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      September 19, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Legislative
    • Internet Penetration

      80.25%
    • Population

      146.7 million
    In the news
    Key digital trends ahead of Russia's election include internet sovereignty, digital election interference, and tensions with...
  • On Vietnam

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    • Global Freedom Score

      19 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      22 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      May 23, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Legislative
    • Internet Penetration

      66.54%
    • Population

      96.2 million
    New Report
    Vietnam’s one-point overall score decline in Freedom in the World 2021 report reflected new lows for the country’s media...
    In the news
    New analysis in The Diplomat discusses how Vietnam's ruling party is flagrantly abusing human rights online and increasingly...
  • On Ethiopia

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    • Global Freedom Score

      23 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      27 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      June 5, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Parliamentary
    • Internet Penetration

      17.87%
    • Population

      114.9 million
    New Report
    Ethiopia’s overall score declined in the 2021 edition of Freedom in the World, reflecting mass arrests of high-profile politicians...
    Incident Alert
    Ethiopian authorities announced that the June 5 election would be postponed by approximately two to three weeks, citing logistical...
  • On Vietnam

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    • Global Freedom Score

      19 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      22 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      May 23, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Legislative
    • Internet Penetration

      66.54%
    • Population

      96.2 million
    New Report
    Vietnam’s one-point overall score decline in Freedom in the World 2021 report reflected new lows for the country’s media...
    In the news
    New analysis in The Diplomat discusses how Vietnam's ruling party is flagrantly abusing human rights online and increasingly...
  • On Albania

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    • Global Freedom Score

      67 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      April 25, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Parliamentary
    • Internet Penetration

      70.35%
    • Population

      2.8 million
    New Report
    Albania’s overall score fell in the 2021 edition of Freedom in the World, reflecting a charged political atmosphere that gave rise...
  • On Zambia

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    • Global Freedom Score

      51 100 partly free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      58 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      August 12, 2021
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      26.79%
    • Population

      18.4 million
    New Report
    Zambia earned a two-point decline in Freedom in the World 2021, reflecting a failure to prosecute senior officials despite...
  • On Chad

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    • Global Freedom Score

      15 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      April 11, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Presidential
    • Internet Penetration

      10.25%
    • Population

      16.9 million
    New Report
    Chad’s overall score did not change in the 2021 edition of Freedom in the World, but legislative elections were delayed for the...
  • On Mexico

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    • Global Freedom Score

      60 100 partly free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      61 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      June 6, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Legislative
    • Internet Penetration

      67.14%
    • Population

      127.8 million
    New Report
    The new edition of Freedom in the World found that the Mexican government obstructed efforts to address gender-based violence and...
  • On Ethiopia

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    • Global Freedom Score

      23 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      27 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      June 5, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Parliamentary
    • Internet Penetration

      17.87%
    • Population

      114.9 million
    New Report
    Ethiopia’s overall score declined in the 2021 edition of Freedom in the World, reflecting mass arrests of high-profile politicians...
    Incident Alert
    Ethiopian authorities announced that the June 5 election would be postponed by approximately two to three weeks, citing logistical...
  • On Peru

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    • Global Freedom Score

      72 100 free
    • Date of Election

      April 11, 2021
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      62.29%
    • Population

      32. 8 million
    New Report
    Peru’s status declined from Free to Partly Free in the 2021 edition of Freedom in the World due to political clashes between the...
  • On Iran

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    • Global Freedom Score

      14 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      16 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      June 18, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Presidential
    • Internet Penetration

      73.26%
    • Population

      84.2 million
    New Report
    Iran recorded a score decline in the new edition of Freedom in the World due to the government’s restriction of information on a...
    Perspective
    Authorities have responded to the threat of boycotts and protests by suppressing dissent on social media, underscoring the country...
  • On Kyrgyzstan

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    • Global Freedom Score

      27 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      53 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      November 28, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Parliamentary
    • Internet Penetration

      42%
    • Population

      6.6 million
    New Report
    In the 2021 edition of Freedom in the World, Kyrgyzstan’s status was downgraded from Partly Free to Not Free after fraudulent...
  • On El Salvador

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    • Global Freedom Score

      59 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      February 28, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Legislative
    • Internet Penetration

      46.41%
    • Population

      6.5 million
    Incident Alert
    In the wake of the killing of two FMLN supporters, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) has called on the United Nations, the...
    Incident Alert
    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued a statement on February 4 calling on El Salvador’s government to protect 34...
  • On El Salvador

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    • Global Freedom Score

      59 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      February 28, 2021
    • Type of Election

      Legislative
    • Internet Penetration

      46.41%
    • Population

      6.5 million
    Incident Alert
    In the wake of the killing of two FMLN supporters, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) has called on the United Nations, the...
    Incident Alert
    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued a statement on February 4 calling on El Salvador’s government to protect 34...
  • On Ecuador

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    • Global Freedom Score

      71 100 free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      64 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      February 7, 2021
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      68.14%
    • Population

      17.3 million
    Incident Alert
    Presidential elections are headed to a runoff on April 11th after economist Andrés Arauz won the first round with too few votes to...
  • On Uganda

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    • Global Freedom Score

      34 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      50 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      January 14, 2021
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      32.85%
    • Population

      44.3 million
    Incident Alert
    The UCC is moving forward with enforcing a regulation that requires “online data communication and broadcasting services” to...
    New Report
    Freedom House released the new edition of Freedom on the Net, which found that President Museveni’s government continues to...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition candidate Muhammed Ssegirinya was arrested while livestreaming outside of the police station where Bobi Wine was...
    Incident Alert
    Four presidential candidates suspended their campaigns in protest of the arrest of two other candidates, Bobi Wine and Patrick...
    Incident Alert
    Anonymous reportedly hacked the Uganda Police Force website and took it offline in response to the violent police crackdown on...
    Incident Alert
    Numerous false and misleading claims about opposition candidate Bobi Wine have circulated on social media, including posts...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine indefinitely suspended his presidential campaign after an attack on his car. The decision follows a recent increase in...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine resumed his presidential campaign after suspending it in protest of violent repression of his supporters. Read more.
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda revoked the accreditation of all foreign journalists, requiring them to re-register within seven days...
    Incident Alert
    The Financial Intelligence Authority ordered a freeze on the bank accounts of multiple non-governmental organizations involved in...
    Incident Alert
    The Facebook page for Ghetto TV, a pro-Bobi Wine online channel known for live-streaming his campaign activities, was reportedly...
    Incident Alert
    Google rejected a request from the Uganda Communications Commission to remove over a dozen YouTube channels whose content is seen...
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda announced that local and foreign journalists must reapply for accreditation in order to cover the...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine was arrested for allegedly violating a coronavirus campaign ban. However, the...
    Incident Alert
    BBS TV journalist, Culton Scovia Nakamya, was arrested on December 30th alongside Bobi Wine and his campaign team. Nakamya later...
    Incident Alert
    On December 26, 2020, the Electoral Commission issued a statement prohibiting campaigning in Kampala and numerous other districts...
    Incident Alert
    Presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat was arrested and detained on alleged traffic charges. The Daily Monitor reports that it was...
    Incident Alert
    Facebook removed a network of inauthentic accounts that was manipulating online discourse ahead of the election. The network was...
    Incident Alert
    The UCC ordered ISPs to block social media and messaging apps “until further notice.” Civil society organizations confirmed that...
    Incident Alert
    Internet connectivity was disrupted nationwide as of 7 p.m. on the night before the election. Source.
    Press Release
    Suspension of Democratic Governance Facility Highlights Growing Concerns: President Yoweri Museveni's order to suspend the...
  • On Uganda

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    • Global Freedom Score

      34 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      50 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      January 14, 2021
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      32.85%
    • Population

      44.3 million
    Incident Alert
    The UCC is moving forward with enforcing a regulation that requires “online data communication and broadcasting services” to...
    New Report
    Freedom House released the new edition of Freedom on the Net, which found that President Museveni’s government continues to...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition candidate Muhammed Ssegirinya was arrested while livestreaming outside of the police station where Bobi Wine was...
    Incident Alert
    Four presidential candidates suspended their campaigns in protest of the arrest of two other candidates, Bobi Wine and Patrick...
    Incident Alert
    Anonymous reportedly hacked the Uganda Police Force website and took it offline in response to the violent police crackdown on...
    Incident Alert
    Numerous false and misleading claims about opposition candidate Bobi Wine have circulated on social media, including posts...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine indefinitely suspended his presidential campaign after an attack on his car. The decision follows a recent increase in...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine resumed his presidential campaign after suspending it in protest of violent repression of his supporters. Read more.
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda revoked the accreditation of all foreign journalists, requiring them to re-register within seven days...
    Incident Alert
    The Financial Intelligence Authority ordered a freeze on the bank accounts of multiple non-governmental organizations involved in...
    Incident Alert
    The Facebook page for Ghetto TV, a pro-Bobi Wine online channel known for live-streaming his campaign activities, was reportedly...
    Incident Alert
    Google rejected a request from the Uganda Communications Commission to remove over a dozen YouTube channels whose content is seen...
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda announced that local and foreign journalists must reapply for accreditation in order to cover the...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine was arrested for allegedly violating a coronavirus campaign ban. However, the...
    Incident Alert
    BBS TV journalist, Culton Scovia Nakamya, was arrested on December 30th alongside Bobi Wine and his campaign team. Nakamya later...
    Incident Alert
    On December 26, 2020, the Electoral Commission issued a statement prohibiting campaigning in Kampala and numerous other districts...
    Incident Alert
    Presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat was arrested and detained on alleged traffic charges. The Daily Monitor reports that it was...
    Incident Alert
    Facebook removed a network of inauthentic accounts that was manipulating online discourse ahead of the election. The network was...
    Incident Alert
    The UCC ordered ISPs to block social media and messaging apps “until further notice.” Civil society organizations confirmed that...
    Incident Alert
    Internet connectivity was disrupted nationwide as of 7 p.m. on the night before the election. Source.
    Press Release
    Suspension of Democratic Governance Facility Highlights Growing Concerns: President Yoweri Museveni's order to suspend the...
  • On Uganda

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    • Global Freedom Score

      34 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      50 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      January 14, 2021
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      32.85%
    • Population

      44.3 million
    Incident Alert
    The UCC is moving forward with enforcing a regulation that requires “online data communication and broadcasting services” to...
    New Report
    Freedom House released the new edition of Freedom on the Net, which found that President Museveni’s government continues to...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition candidate Muhammed Ssegirinya was arrested while livestreaming outside of the police station where Bobi Wine was...
    Incident Alert
    Four presidential candidates suspended their campaigns in protest of the arrest of two other candidates, Bobi Wine and Patrick...
    Incident Alert
    Anonymous reportedly hacked the Uganda Police Force website and took it offline in response to the violent police crackdown on...
    Incident Alert
    Numerous false and misleading claims about opposition candidate Bobi Wine have circulated on social media, including posts...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine indefinitely suspended his presidential campaign after an attack on his car. The decision follows a recent increase in...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine resumed his presidential campaign after suspending it in protest of violent repression of his supporters. Read more.
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda revoked the accreditation of all foreign journalists, requiring them to re-register within seven days...
    Incident Alert
    The Financial Intelligence Authority ordered a freeze on the bank accounts of multiple non-governmental organizations involved in...
    Incident Alert
    The Facebook page for Ghetto TV, a pro-Bobi Wine online channel known for live-streaming his campaign activities, was reportedly...
    Incident Alert
    Google rejected a request from the Uganda Communications Commission to remove over a dozen YouTube channels whose content is seen...
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda announced that local and foreign journalists must reapply for accreditation in order to cover the...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine was arrested for allegedly violating a coronavirus campaign ban. However, the...
    Incident Alert
    BBS TV journalist, Culton Scovia Nakamya, was arrested on December 30th alongside Bobi Wine and his campaign team. Nakamya later...
    Incident Alert
    On December 26, 2020, the Electoral Commission issued a statement prohibiting campaigning in Kampala and numerous other districts...
    Incident Alert
    Presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat was arrested and detained on alleged traffic charges. The Daily Monitor reports that it was...
    Incident Alert
    Facebook removed a network of inauthentic accounts that was manipulating online discourse ahead of the election. The network was...
    Incident Alert
    The UCC ordered ISPs to block social media and messaging apps “until further notice.” Civil society organizations confirmed that...
    Incident Alert
    Internet connectivity was disrupted nationwide as of 7 p.m. on the night before the election. Source.
    Press Release
    Suspension of Democratic Governance Facility Highlights Growing Concerns: President Yoweri Museveni's order to suspend the...
  • On Uganda

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    • Global Freedom Score

      34 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      50 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      January 14, 2021
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      32.85%
    • Population

      44.3 million
    Incident Alert
    The UCC is moving forward with enforcing a regulation that requires “online data communication and broadcasting services” to...
    New Report
    Freedom House released the new edition of Freedom on the Net, which found that President Museveni’s government continues to...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition candidate Muhammed Ssegirinya was arrested while livestreaming outside of the police station where Bobi Wine was...
    Incident Alert
    Four presidential candidates suspended their campaigns in protest of the arrest of two other candidates, Bobi Wine and Patrick...
    Incident Alert
    Anonymous reportedly hacked the Uganda Police Force website and took it offline in response to the violent police crackdown on...
    Incident Alert
    Numerous false and misleading claims about opposition candidate Bobi Wine have circulated on social media, including posts...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine indefinitely suspended his presidential campaign after an attack on his car. The decision follows a recent increase in...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine resumed his presidential campaign after suspending it in protest of violent repression of his supporters. Read more.
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda revoked the accreditation of all foreign journalists, requiring them to re-register within seven days...
    Incident Alert
    The Financial Intelligence Authority ordered a freeze on the bank accounts of multiple non-governmental organizations involved in...
    Incident Alert
    The Facebook page for Ghetto TV, a pro-Bobi Wine online channel known for live-streaming his campaign activities, was reportedly...
    Incident Alert
    Google rejected a request from the Uganda Communications Commission to remove over a dozen YouTube channels whose content is seen...
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda announced that local and foreign journalists must reapply for accreditation in order to cover the...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine was arrested for allegedly violating a coronavirus campaign ban. However, the...
    Incident Alert
    BBS TV journalist, Culton Scovia Nakamya, was arrested on December 30th alongside Bobi Wine and his campaign team. Nakamya later...
    Incident Alert
    On December 26, 2020, the Electoral Commission issued a statement prohibiting campaigning in Kampala and numerous other districts...
    Incident Alert
    Presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat was arrested and detained on alleged traffic charges. The Daily Monitor reports that it was...
    Incident Alert
    Facebook removed a network of inauthentic accounts that was manipulating online discourse ahead of the election. The network was...
    Incident Alert
    The UCC ordered ISPs to block social media and messaging apps “until further notice.” Civil society organizations confirmed that...
    Incident Alert
    Internet connectivity was disrupted nationwide as of 7 p.m. on the night before the election. Source.
    Press Release
    Suspension of Democratic Governance Facility Highlights Growing Concerns: President Yoweri Museveni's order to suspend the...
  • On Uganda

    See all data, scores & information on this country or territory.

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    • Global Freedom Score

      34 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      50 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      January 14, 2021
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      32.85%
    • Population

      44.3 million
    Incident Alert
    The UCC is moving forward with enforcing a regulation that requires “online data communication and broadcasting services” to...
    New Report
    Freedom House released the new edition of Freedom on the Net, which found that President Museveni’s government continues to...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition candidate Muhammed Ssegirinya was arrested while livestreaming outside of the police station where Bobi Wine was...
    Incident Alert
    Four presidential candidates suspended their campaigns in protest of the arrest of two other candidates, Bobi Wine and Patrick...
    Incident Alert
    Anonymous reportedly hacked the Uganda Police Force website and took it offline in response to the violent police crackdown on...
    Incident Alert
    Numerous false and misleading claims about opposition candidate Bobi Wine have circulated on social media, including posts...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine indefinitely suspended his presidential campaign after an attack on his car. The decision follows a recent increase in...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine resumed his presidential campaign after suspending it in protest of violent repression of his supporters. Read more.
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda revoked the accreditation of all foreign journalists, requiring them to re-register within seven days...
    Incident Alert
    The Financial Intelligence Authority ordered a freeze on the bank accounts of multiple non-governmental organizations involved in...
    Incident Alert
    The Facebook page for Ghetto TV, a pro-Bobi Wine online channel known for live-streaming his campaign activities, was reportedly...
    Incident Alert
    Google rejected a request from the Uganda Communications Commission to remove over a dozen YouTube channels whose content is seen...
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda announced that local and foreign journalists must reapply for accreditation in order to cover the...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine was arrested for allegedly violating a coronavirus campaign ban. However, the...
    Incident Alert
    BBS TV journalist, Culton Scovia Nakamya, was arrested on December 30th alongside Bobi Wine and his campaign team. Nakamya later...
    Incident Alert
    On December 26, 2020, the Electoral Commission issued a statement prohibiting campaigning in Kampala and numerous other districts...
    Incident Alert
    Presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat was arrested and detained on alleged traffic charges. The Daily Monitor reports that it was...
    Incident Alert
    Facebook removed a network of inauthentic accounts that was manipulating online discourse ahead of the election. The network was...
    Incident Alert
    The UCC ordered ISPs to block social media and messaging apps “until further notice.” Civil society organizations confirmed that...
    Incident Alert
    Internet connectivity was disrupted nationwide as of 7 p.m. on the night before the election. Source.
    Press Release
    Suspension of Democratic Governance Facility Highlights Growing Concerns: President Yoweri Museveni's order to suspend the...
  • On Uganda

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    • Global Freedom Score

      34 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      50 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      January 14, 2021
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      32.85%
    • Population

      44.3 million
    Incident Alert
    The UCC is moving forward with enforcing a regulation that requires “online data communication and broadcasting services” to...
    New Report
    Freedom House released the new edition of Freedom on the Net, which found that President Museveni’s government continues to...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition candidate Muhammed Ssegirinya was arrested while livestreaming outside of the police station where Bobi Wine was...
    Incident Alert
    Four presidential candidates suspended their campaigns in protest of the arrest of two other candidates, Bobi Wine and Patrick...
    Incident Alert
    Anonymous reportedly hacked the Uganda Police Force website and took it offline in response to the violent police crackdown on...
    Incident Alert
    Numerous false and misleading claims about opposition candidate Bobi Wine have circulated on social media, including posts...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine indefinitely suspended his presidential campaign after an attack on his car. The decision follows a recent increase in...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine resumed his presidential campaign after suspending it in protest of violent repression of his supporters. Read more.
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda revoked the accreditation of all foreign journalists, requiring them to re-register within seven days...
    Incident Alert
    The Financial Intelligence Authority ordered a freeze on the bank accounts of multiple non-governmental organizations involved in...
    Incident Alert
    The Facebook page for Ghetto TV, a pro-Bobi Wine online channel known for live-streaming his campaign activities, was reportedly...
    Incident Alert
    Google rejected a request from the Uganda Communications Commission to remove over a dozen YouTube channels whose content is seen...
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda announced that local and foreign journalists must reapply for accreditation in order to cover the...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine was arrested for allegedly violating a coronavirus campaign ban. However, the...
    Incident Alert
    BBS TV journalist, Culton Scovia Nakamya, was arrested on December 30th alongside Bobi Wine and his campaign team. Nakamya later...
    Incident Alert
    On December 26, 2020, the Electoral Commission issued a statement prohibiting campaigning in Kampala and numerous other districts...
    Incident Alert
    Presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat was arrested and detained on alleged traffic charges. The Daily Monitor reports that it was...
    Incident Alert
    Facebook removed a network of inauthentic accounts that was manipulating online discourse ahead of the election. The network was...
    Incident Alert
    The UCC ordered ISPs to block social media and messaging apps “until further notice.” Civil society organizations confirmed that...
    Incident Alert
    Internet connectivity was disrupted nationwide as of 7 p.m. on the night before the election. Source.
    Press Release
    Suspension of Democratic Governance Facility Highlights Growing Concerns: President Yoweri Museveni's order to suspend the...
  • On Uganda

    See all data, scores & information on this country or territory.

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    • Global Freedom Score

      34 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      50 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      January 14, 2021
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      32.85%
    • Population

      44.3 million
    Incident Alert
    The UCC is moving forward with enforcing a regulation that requires “online data communication and broadcasting services” to...
    New Report
    Freedom House released the new edition of Freedom on the Net, which found that President Museveni’s government continues to...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition candidate Muhammed Ssegirinya was arrested while livestreaming outside of the police station where Bobi Wine was...
    Incident Alert
    Four presidential candidates suspended their campaigns in protest of the arrest of two other candidates, Bobi Wine and Patrick...
    Incident Alert
    Anonymous reportedly hacked the Uganda Police Force website and took it offline in response to the violent police crackdown on...
    Incident Alert
    Numerous false and misleading claims about opposition candidate Bobi Wine have circulated on social media, including posts...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine indefinitely suspended his presidential campaign after an attack on his car. The decision follows a recent increase in...
    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine resumed his presidential campaign after suspending it in protest of violent repression of his supporters. Read more.
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda revoked the accreditation of all foreign journalists, requiring them to re-register within seven days...
    Incident Alert
    The Financial Intelligence Authority ordered a freeze on the bank accounts of multiple non-governmental organizations involved in...
    Incident Alert
    The Facebook page for Ghetto TV, a pro-Bobi Wine online channel known for live-streaming his campaign activities, was reportedly...
    Incident Alert
    Google rejected a request from the Uganda Communications Commission to remove over a dozen YouTube channels whose content is seen...
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda announced that local and foreign journalists must reapply for accreditation in order to cover the...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine was arrested for allegedly violating a coronavirus campaign ban. However, the...
    Incident Alert
    BBS TV journalist, Culton Scovia Nakamya, was arrested on December 30th alongside Bobi Wine and his campaign team. Nakamya later...
    Incident Alert
    On December 26, 2020, the Electoral Commission issued a statement prohibiting campaigning in Kampala and numerous other districts...
    Incident Alert
    Presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat was arrested and detained on alleged traffic charges. The Daily Monitor reports that it was...
    Incident Alert
    Facebook removed a network of inauthentic accounts that was manipulating online discourse ahead of the election. The network was...
    Incident Alert
    The UCC ordered ISPs to block social media and messaging apps “until further notice.” Civil society organizations confirmed that...
    Incident Alert
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    • Internet Freedom Score

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    • Internet Freedom Score

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    • Internet Freedom Score

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    • Internet Freedom Score

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    • Global Freedom Score

      34 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      50 100 partly free
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      January 14, 2021
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      General
    • Internet Penetration

      32.85%
    • Population

      44.3 million
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      34 100 not free
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      January 14, 2021
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    • Internet Freedom Score

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      January 14, 2021
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    • Internet Freedom Score

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      January 14, 2021
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    • Global Freedom Score

      14 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      30 100 not free
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      December 6, 2020
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      Parliamentary
    • Internet Penetration

      66%
    • Population

      28.5 million
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    • Internet Freedom Score

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    • Internet Penetration

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    • Population

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    • Global Freedom Score

      9 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      12 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      November 8, 2020
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      34.84%
    • Population

      54.0 million
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    • Global Freedom Score

      9 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      12 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      November 8, 2020
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      34.84%
    • Population

      54.0 million
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    • Global Freedom Score

      14 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      30 100 not free
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      December 6, 2020
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      Parliamentary
    • Internet Penetration

      66%
    • Population

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    • Global Freedom Score

      9 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      12 100 not free
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      November 8, 2020
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      34.84%
    • Population

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    • Global Freedom Score

      14 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      30 100 not free
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      December 6, 2020
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      Parliamentary
    • Internet Penetration

      66%
    • Population

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      14 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

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      December 6, 2020
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    • Internet Penetration

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    • Population

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    • Global Freedom Score

      83 100 free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      76 100 free
    • Date of Election

      November 3, 2020
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      91.13%
    • Population

      329.2 million
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    • Global Freedom Score

      34 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      50 100 partly free
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      January 14, 2021
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      32.85%
    • Population

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    • Global Freedom Score

      9 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      12 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      November 8, 2020
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      34.84%
    • Population

      54.0 million
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    New Report
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    A study released by Burma Human Rights Network reported 39 cases of hate speech and disinformation, some of which were shared over...
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  • On Georgia

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    • Global Freedom Score

      58 100 partly free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      78 100 free
    • Date of Election

      October 31, 2020
    • Type of Election

      Parliamentary
    • Internet Penetration

      63.81%
    • Population

      4.0 million
    New Report
    Georgia’s net score did not change in the new edition of Freedom on the Net, but the report documented increases in the number of...
  • On Jordan

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    • Global Freedom Score

      33 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      47 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      November 10, 2020
    • Type of Election

      Parliamentary
    • Internet Penetration

      76.90%
    • Population

      10.4 million
    New Report
    Freedom House released the new edition of Freedom on the Net, which found that internet freedom in Jordan improved slightly. Read...
  • On United States

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    • Global Freedom Score

      83 100 free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      76 100 free
    • Date of Election

      November 3, 2020
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      91.13%
    • Population

      329.2 million
    Incident Alert
    Facebook announced new measures, including a ban on political and issue-based advertising after voting ends on November 3, in an...
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    Facebook expanded its efforts to limit QAnon on its platforms. QAnon has spread on Facebook despite an earlier ban on QAnon groups...
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    The FBI disrupted a plot by a militia to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the government. According to the...
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    New Report
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  • On Myanmar

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    • Global Freedom Score

      9 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      12 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      November 8, 2020
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      34.84%
    • Population

      54.0 million
    Incident Alert
    Burmese election officials said the vote would go ahead as scheduled, following a request from the USDP to postpone it due a spike...
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    New Report
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    The Union Election Commission removed the Union Democratic Party from the list of registered political parties due to alleged...
  • On United States

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    • Global Freedom Score

      83 100 free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      76 100 free
    • Date of Election

      November 3, 2020
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      91.13%
    • Population

      329.2 million
    Incident Alert
    Facebook announced new measures, including a ban on political and issue-based advertising after voting ends on November 3, in an...
    Incident Alert
    Facebook expanded its efforts to limit QAnon on its platforms. QAnon has spread on Facebook despite an earlier ban on QAnon groups...
    Incident Alert
    The FBI disrupted a plot by a militia to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the government. According to the...
    Incident Alert
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    New Report
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  • On United States

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    • Global Freedom Score

      83 100 free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      76 100 free
    • Date of Election

      November 3, 2020
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      91.13%
    • Population

      329.2 million
    Incident Alert
    Facebook announced new measures, including a ban on political and issue-based advertising after voting ends on November 3, in an...
    Incident Alert
    Facebook expanded its efforts to limit QAnon on its platforms. QAnon has spread on Facebook despite an earlier ban on QAnon groups...
    Incident Alert
    The FBI disrupted a plot by a militia to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the government. According to the...
    Incident Alert
    In an effort to address misinformation ahead of the election, Twitter announced that it would adjust certain features on the...
    New Report
    Freedom House released the new edition of Freedom on the Net. Although the online environment in the United States remains largely...
  • On United States

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    • Global Freedom Score

      83 100 free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      76 100 free
    • Date of Election

      November 3, 2020
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      91.13%
    • Population

      329.2 million
    Incident Alert
    Facebook announced new measures, including a ban on political and issue-based advertising after voting ends on November 3, in an...
    Incident Alert
    Facebook expanded its efforts to limit QAnon on its platforms. QAnon has spread on Facebook despite an earlier ban on QAnon groups...
    Incident Alert
    The FBI disrupted a plot by a militia to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the government. According to the...
    Incident Alert
    In an effort to address misinformation ahead of the election, Twitter announced that it would adjust certain features on the...
    New Report
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  • On Uganda

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    • Global Freedom Score

      34 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      50 100 partly free
    • Date of Election

      January 14, 2021
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      32.85%
    • Population

      44.3 million
    Incident Alert
    The UCC is moving forward with enforcing a regulation that requires “online data communication and broadcasting services” to...
    New Report
    Freedom House released the new edition of Freedom on the Net, which found that President Museveni’s government continues to...
    Incident Alert
    Opposition candidate Muhammed Ssegirinya was arrested while livestreaming outside of the police station where Bobi Wine was...
    Incident Alert
    Four presidential candidates suspended their campaigns in protest of the arrest of two other candidates, Bobi Wine and Patrick...
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    Anonymous reportedly hacked the Uganda Police Force website and took it offline in response to the violent police crackdown on...
    Incident Alert
    Numerous false and misleading claims about opposition candidate Bobi Wine have circulated on social media, including posts...
    Incident Alert
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    Incident Alert
    Bobi Wine resumed his presidential campaign after suspending it in protest of violent repression of his supporters. Read more.
    Incident Alert
    The Media Council of Uganda revoked the accreditation of all foreign journalists, requiring them to re-register within seven days...
    Incident Alert
    The Financial Intelligence Authority ordered a freeze on the bank accounts of multiple non-governmental organizations involved in...
    Incident Alert
    The Facebook page for Ghetto TV, a pro-Bobi Wine online channel known for live-streaming his campaign activities, was reportedly...
    Incident Alert
    Google rejected a request from the Uganda Communications Commission to remove over a dozen YouTube channels whose content is seen...
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    Press Release
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  • On Myanmar

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    • Global Freedom Score

      9 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      12 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      November 8, 2020
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      34.84%
    • Population

      54.0 million
    Incident Alert
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    New Report
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  • On Myanmar

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    • Global Freedom Score

      9 100 not free
    • Internet Freedom Score

      12 100 not free
    • Date of Election

      November 8, 2020
    • Type of Election

      General
    • Internet Penetration

      34.84%
    • Population

      54.0 million
    Incident Alert
    Burmese election officials said the vote would go ahead as scheduled, following a request from the USDP to postpone it due a spike...
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    New Report
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    Incident Alert
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    Incident Alert
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