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The Gambia: New bill stifles online dissent

Headline Title:  The Gambia: New bill stifles online dissent 05 July 2013 A new bill in the Gambia which could impose lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines for criticising government officials on the internet is an outrageous attack on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said.“By attempting to repress dissent even on the internet, the new bill takes the restriction of freedom of expression in the Gambia to a shocking new level.” said Lucy Freeman, Africa Deputy Ditrector at Amnesty International.The Information and Communication (Amendment) Act 2013, means that a simple…

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