Lesotho: Authorities must withdraw proposed Internet Broadcasting rules that would curtail freedom of expression and association

14th Oct 2020

Lesotho: Authorities must withdraw proposed Internet Broadcasting rules that would curtail freedom of expression and association

Today we joined hands with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) in calling the Lesotho authorities to withdraw proposed Internet Broadcasting Rules that would result in the freedom of expression and association being severely curtailed.

If enacted into law, the proposed regulations would also classify persons with more than 100 followers on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, as internet broadcasters, thereby triggering the requirement to first register with the authorities, before operating their social media account

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