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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Press Release by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa on the situation of freedom of expression and access to information in the Republic of Chad


On 22 March 2019, the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa (the Special Rapporteur), Commissioner Lawrence Mute, transmitted a Letter of Appeal to H.E. the President of the Republic of Chad regarding reports of the orders by the Government of Chad to mobile operators to block access to social media platforms in the country.

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will remain actively seized of this matter.

Banjul, 22 March 2019