I have decided to start monitoring reports of internet censorship in Africa, and will write-up a monthly update from here on out. The update will include known arrests and harassment of bloggers and other netizens around the continent. This list won’t be limited to cases of state repression, but will also include private or corporate repression of internet voices.
Since this is the first edition of “Internet censorship in Africa”, I have decided to do a brief write-up about this history of internet censorship in each country. Click on the name of the country to be directed to a post on that country’s internet censorship history and past ratings from media monitors like Freedom House.
If you have any suggestions for what else I may add to the monthly updates, please leave a note in the comments below.