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Kenyan journalists urge president not to assent to Cybercrimes Bill

Monday 14 May 2018 | 11:20 CET | News
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta not to sign into law the Cybercrimes Bill that was passed by the National Assembly on 26 April, saying it will stifle press freedom. The National Assembly has approved the Computer and Cybercrimes Bill 2017, which among other provisions criminalises the publication of false news and stipulates hefty fines and lengthy prison terms for those found guilty, according to Hansard, a verbatim report of proceedings in Kenya's Parliament. 

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