Guinea’s Internet Shutdown Threatens Human Rights

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May 30, 2023

The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) has condemned the Guinean government’s internet shutdowns, calling them “a serious violation of the right to freedom of expression.” The OHCHR has also warned that internet shutdowns can have a devastating impact on the economy, as they can disrupt businesses, prevent people from accessing essential services, and make it difficult for journalists to report on important events.

In addition to the condemnation from the OHCHR, internet shutdowns in Guinea have also been criticized by the African Union, the United States, and the European Union. However, the Guinean government has so far refused to lift the internet shutdown.

Via Tech in Africa