Al Jazeera: Internet Censorship Tightens in Senegal Before Elections

Posted on 4th December 2018

The Senegalese government is tightening its grip on the Internet just months before elections. President Macky Sall justifies the move saying it is all about stopping the spread of misinformation. But those who’ve fallen foul of the existing laws say free speech is under attack.

Access Partnership’s Director for Africa, Abdou Lo, spoke to Al Jazeera on the Senegalese government’s new law to regulate the Internet, just months before elections: “The Internet is a powerful tool for many in Africa to express their views, but the new law threatens freedom of speech.”

Watch the full interview below.

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