journalists, bloggers and other media practitioners is an affront and it is dangerous to the rule of law and protection - Shocking Statement News

Sunday, March 3, 2019

journalists, bloggers and other media practitioners is an affront and it is dangerous to the rule of law and protection



The vaguely worded offence of cyberstalking as stated in the Cybercrime Act is accorded a wide interpretation that extends to factual and true reports by activists,




 journalists, social media users and bloggers, thereby leaving a chilling effect on the rights to freedom of expression and information and media freedom and on citizens’ participation in the fight against corruption.”




“The abusive and repressive use of the vaguely worded provisions of the Cybercrime Act to stifle and muzzle perceived critics, journalists, bloggers and other media practitioners is an affront and it is dangerous to the rule of law and protection of the human rights of people.”


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