CSOs call on the Royal Government of Cambodia to repeal the sub-decree on the establishment of the National Internet Gateway

  • 19/02/2021
  • Publications > Press Releases
We, the undersigned civil society groups, are seriously concerned about the sub-decree on the establishment of the national internet gateway (NIG) issued on Monday, 16 February, and call on the government to immediately repeal this sub-decree. The enforcement of this sub-decree by government authorities will restrict the fundamental rights and freedoms of people, especially the freedom of expression, the right of access to information, the right to privacy, and online democratic expression. It will also restrict competition between internet service providers (ISPs) in Cambodia, which will harm the country’s economic development.