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Colombia's new ICT law branded 'unconstitutional'

Monday 26 August 2019 | 11:29 CET | News
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A number of Colombian institutions have lodged appeals against the country's new ICT modernisation bill on grounds that it poses a risk to democracy and freedom of expression, reports local daily El Tiempo. The new ICT act was signed into law by president Ivan Duque last month after nearly a year of discussions with industry players. However, institutions such as the Foundation for Press Freedom, the Karisma Foundation and the Colombian Commission of Jurists claimed the law is unconstitutional in that it "does not conform to the standards of promotion of freedom of expression required by our

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