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Zimbabwe to control online content

Publish date: 13 June 2005
Issue Number: 1355
Diary: Legalbrief Today
Category: Legislation

President Robert Mugabe told Parliament during its opening ceremony last week that legislation would be tabled to outlaw the dissemination through the Internet of information and material the government deems offensive.

ZimOnline quotes Mugabe as saying his government would also table before the House legislation to curtail corruption and white-collar crime such as money-laundering and illegal electronic transfer of money outside Zimbabwe. ‘In order to deal with the emergence of more sophisticated forms of corruption and crimes such as electronic money laundering, (fraudulent) electronic transfer of funds, dissemination of offensive materials and even cyber-terrorism, the necessary legislation will be tabled before the House during this Session,’ he said. Full report in ZimOnline