Uganda Internet shutdown case adjourned to February 2019

A case protesting Internet shutdowns in Uganda during the 2016 elections has been adjourned until 25 February 2019. According to Unwanted Witness, the petitioner, the case failed to kick-off because the judge was indisposed. The shutdowns occurred in February and May 2016 during the presidential election and subsequent swearing in of the president. The disruptions also affected mobile money services, and Unwanted Witness is seeking a declaration that the shutdowns abrogated Ugandans’ rights to access to information, freedom of expression, and participation among other rights.