The parliament of Mauritius passes controversial law that doubles the licensing cost for broadcasters, while shortening the validity of the license.
The perceived need by Mauritius to regulate social media could turn one of the most democratic freedom of expression and data protection countries in Africa into a surveillance state.
Mauritius’s thriving ICT sector is set to decline as a newly introduced tax on online services has the potential to curb growth along with freedom of expression.
One year ahead of parliamentary elections, Mauritius amends Information and Communication Technologies Act (ICTA) to include clause that imposes heavy sentences for online messages that may be considered aggravating.
Television in Mauritius has become nothing more than a government tool for managing public opinion, the island republic’s president declared as he called for reform to allow the establishment of independent television broadcasters.
The convictions stem from press coverage of a disbarred lawyer who represented a car leasing company in a fraud lawsuit against the local subsidiary of Barclays.
Navin Ramgoolam accused the daily “L’Express” and the weekly “Week-End” of defending an opposition leader’s interests.
The latest exclusion of La Sentinelle’s journalists from a news conference by the finance minister is a violation of the right to access to information, said RSF.
(RSF/IFEX) – Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of Radio One editor Karishma Beeharry and Humaira Ali, a member of the privately-owned station’s staff, on 14 March 2008 after they broadcast a report that the cabinet would not meet that day because the prime minister was apparently ill. The report was denied. The two journalists […]
New York, September 7, 2000 — An irate crowd of some three dozen people calling themselves agents of Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam’s Labor Party staged a loud demonstration in front of the offices of Le Mauricien and L’express, the island’s leading independent dailies. Wielding sticks and shouting slogans, the protesters railed against what they […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – Gilbert Bablee, a journalist with “Defi-Plus”, was arrested in late September 1997 by police officers while he was interviewing businessman Virendra Ramdhun in a restaurant. Ramdhun had accused Bablee of being in possession of documents which had disappeared from Ramdhun’s office. Bablee informed the police that he had received copies of the document […]