Cambodia Sets Up China-style Internet Firewall

Cambodia’s government moved to exert near-total control over the country’s online life Wednesday, setting up a national internet gateway which activists say will stifle freedom of expression and block content via a China-style firewall.

Cambodia has seen a rapid increase in internet use in recent years, and Premier Hun Sen’s government — which dissolved the main opposition party in 2017 — has intensified a crackdown on online dissent.

A government spokesman dismissed concerns over the gateway (NIG), a system which will funnel all international internet connections through a single entry point, saying it would prevent online crime and promote “national interests”.

In full: https://www.ibtimes.com/cambodia-sets-china-style-internet-firewall-3146998

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