Cambodia delays controversial internet gateway

Cambodia is delaying an internet gateway that had raised concerns around privacy and free speech, halting its planned mid-week implementation due to Covid-19 related disruptions, a government official said Tuesday.

Activists and UN rights experts had called for a halt to the project, which will funnel all web traffic through a state-controlled entry point, saying it would have a “devastating” effect on freedom of expression and privacy.

“The implementation of (National Internet Gateway) will be postponed due to the disruption caused by the spreading of Covid-19,” So Visothy, secretary of state for the Telecommunications Ministry told AFP.

In full:

Related Stories

Latest News