Ethiopia to criminalise mass email, spamming

The Ethiopian government has drafted a new law, which will punish spammers with up to five years of imprisonment for mass mail distribution to advertise or sell products and services


What you need to know:

  • It is not yet clear if the new law targets people who share pictures exposing the misdeeds of law enforcement agencies.

  • The 53 pages of the new law didn’t mention how it may impact government’s ongoing effort to bring good governance to the country.

ADDIS ABABA, Wednesday


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