Kalinaki: Ugandan tweeps should pay closer attention to “‘old school’ dissenters”

Daniel Kalinaki berates Uganda’s “middle-class intellectuals whose rarefied dialogue takes place on Facebook and Twitter” for not paying closer attention to the fate of “old school” activists:

For years the government came for journalists and few people cared. Some even said we deserved it. Now they are going after authors and civil society activists and many still remain indifferent. The real story will come the day a blogger or a “tweep” is arrested for something they put online. That is the day we will all realise that we should have been concerned and worried all the time.

Read the whole article in last week’s Sunday Monitor.