Zambia plans law to curb online hate speech

Tuesday 18 September 2012 | 12:37 CET | News
Zambia's Information Communication and Technology Authority (ZICTA) has been directed to come up with a law that could punish internet users for sending and posting messages deemed to be hate speech. Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services, Amos Malupenga said the Zambian government is concerned about the abuse of internet services by some people who are using it to promote 'hate and corrupt morals'. Malupenga said ZICTA has to ensure that people use internet services to promote development, and not to hurt others. Malupenga's directive comes in the wake

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