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Cameroon - Disproportionate penalties for media in Cameroon's anti-terrorism law

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders urges Cameroon's President Paul Biya to reject an anti-terrorism law with provisions that would have a disastrous impact on freedom of information if implemented in a heavy-handed manner. The Cameroonian authorities recently stepped up pressure on the media and the anti-terrorism law could make it even harder for journalists to operate. Its problems include an extremely vague definition of terrorism, disproportionate penalties and provision for only military courts (...)

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