Mauritius’s newly introduced tax on online services threatens freedom of expression

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A police officer wearing a mask due to COVID-19, at a check point in the Flacq district, Mauritius, 25 March 2020, BEEKASH_ROOPUN/ l'Express Maurice / AFP/AFP via Getty Images

Mauritius: Proposed social media regulation will curtail citizens’ fundamental rights

The perceived need by Mauritius to regulate social media could turn one of the most democratic freedom of expression and data protection countries in Africa into a surveillance state.

Protesters hold a placard reading 'Democracy in grief' during a demonstration in Port Louis, Mauritius on 27 January 2017, after former Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth handed over power to his son Pravind, JEAN MARC POCHE/AFP/Getty Images

Mauritius amends law to include harsh penalties for online content

One year ahead of parliamentary elections, Mauritius amends Information and Communication Technologies Act (ICTA) to include clause that imposes heavy sentences for online messages that may be considered aggravating.

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Island republic’s television stations a “tool of the government,” says president

Television in Mauritius has become nothing more than a government tool for managing public opinion, the island republic’s president declared as he called for reform to allow the establishment of independent television broadcasters.