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APC's statement on the internet shutdown in Cameroon

APC's statement on the internet shutdown in Cameroon

Restrictions on internet access – commonly known as internet shutdowns – in north-west and south-west Cameroon are now in their 14th day. The restrictions ordered by the government of Cameroon, which have been in effect since 17 January 2017, have specifically targeted Anglophone regions, reportedly following protests against the marginalisation of Anglophone Cameroonians’ cultural and linguistic rights by the government. APC notes these shutdowns with grave concern.

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Internet Access and Affordability
Freedom Of Expression
Right To Information
Freedom of Assembly And Association And The Internet
Cultural And Linguistic Diversity

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APC's statement on internet shutdownin Cameroon


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