Ethiopia: Welcome to the Ethiopian Wide Web

By Tess Conner Last week, the government in Ethiopia approved, much to the outcry of the rights activists, a new Computer Crime Proclamation, which, according to the government, is designed to protect the state and citizens from crimes committed using computers. It is not clear if governments, especially the US and individual EU member states, … Continue reading Ethiopia: Welcome to the Ethiopian Wide Web

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Extract from Ethiopian”Computer Crime Proclamation”

Art. 13: Crimes against Liberty and Reputation of Persons Whosoever intentionally: 1/ intimidates or threatens another person or his families with serious danger or injury by disseminating any writing, video, audio or any other image through a computer systems shall be punishable, with simple imprisonment not exceeding three years or in a serious cases with … Continue reading Extract from Ethiopian”Computer Crime Proclamation”