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June 08 2010

08:07

ONI: Fears of internet filtering in Rwanda against independent newspaper Umuvugizi

OpenNet Initiative (ONI) reports that Umuvugizi, one of two independent newspapers currently under a six-month suspension by the Rwandan government, will also have its website blocked by the state’s authorities.

Umuvugizi decided to move online in defiance of the suspension, which would prevent the paper from reporting on the country’s forthcoming elections.

“This would be the first case of internet filtering in Rwanda and only the second recorded incident in eastern Africa,” suggests ONI, a joint initiative from three North American institutions monitoring internet filtering and web surveillance.

Full post at this link…

(via @kigaliwire)

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