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[rpd] Anti-Shutdown (AFPUB-2017-GEN-001-DRAFT-01)

Ish Sookun ish at
Thu May 4 09:48:30 UTC 2017

Hi Andrew, Ben, Fiona,

There are at least two known occasions where the government interfered
with the internet in Mauritius.

  (i) in 2007 when the government requested a Facebook ban;
  (ii) in 2014 when the government failed in renewal negotiations of and possibly asked [1][2] a local ISP to continue resolve
through its name servers.

The first event was supported [3] by the local ICT regulator. The
definition of "internet shutdown" should be changed so that it cannot be
easily circumvented:

  2.9 Internet Shutdown: A government ordered blocking access to the
general or part of the internet. Said definition does not preclude a
government from censoring content that is not legally permissible within
the laws of said country, on the provision that said censorship is
pursuant to a court order.


Ish Sookun


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