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Burkinabe legislative threat to press freedom must be declared unconstitutional

By assistante Afrique
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NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Burkina Faso’s Constitutional Council to strike down a newly passed law containing amendments to the criminal code that would criminalize certain kinds of online content, including fake news and terrorism reporting that could have negative consequences.Adopted by Burkina Faso’s national assembly on 21 June, the law provides for harsh penalties for fake news and for “reporting on terrorism or on the security forces whose consequences could comprom


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