As the debate continues in the U.S. and Europe over how to regulate social media, a number of countries—such as India and Turkey—have imposed stringent rules that threaten free speech, while others, such as Indonesia, are considering them. Now, a new proposal to amend Mauritius’ Information and Communications Technologies Act (ICTA) with provisions to install a proxy server to… Continue reading Mauritius ICT Law Raises Serious Human Rights Concerns!
1. North Korea The number one country practicing internet censorship today is North Korea, not too surprising given the closed nature of the country. It is estimated that only about 4% of the entire population even has access to the Internet, with all controlled by the government. The number of cell phone users is a… Continue reading Internet Censorship: Top Ten List!
People are not silenced by the government’s attempt to change the internet rules guiding social media platforms in Mauritius. Pravind Jugnauth’s regime made public a proposal to legalize eavesdropping on social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. For many, it is only the extension of similar plans that were abandoned earlier. The aim… Continue reading Mauritius joining the ranks of North Korea?
Both Mauritius and Fiji are remotely located islands situated far from global business centers, both developed as sugar plantation economies, but their economies have taken drastically different paths over the last half a century. Last year the World Bank reclassified Mauritius as a high-income country. Its 2019 income (GNI per capita) for the first time exceeded the… Continue reading Mauritius has just become a high-income country?