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Cambodia’s telecoms law under fire

A human rights group is criticising Cambodia's telecoms law for provisions that it says undermine free speech and violate the privacy of individuals, reports Advox. "The government described the criticism as 'unreal interpretations' of the law. The telecoms law took effect in December 1015. It was passed to promote the growth of the telecoms sector which the government hopes will contribute to the country's overall development." But for human rights group Licadho, the law could quash fundamental rights and freedoms. It added that the law "contains no reference to the right to freedom of expression or its protection. Some observers suspect that the law reflects the ruling party's desire to stifle online discussions as elections approach in 2017 and 2018." Read More

  • Monday, 25 April 2016

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