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Gambia - Internet users targeted by changes to information law

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by amendments to the 2009 Information and Communications Act – the main law limiting freedom of information in Gambia – which the National Assembly passed on 3 July. Under the amended law, “spreading of false news against the government or public officials” is punishable by up to 15 years in prison or a fine of 3 million dalasis (64,000 euros). Its main target is Gambians who make fun of government officials online. “The amendments to the Information (...)

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