Internet censorship in Malawi


Internet censorship in Malawi

Internet censorship in Malawi is the practice of restricting contents of the internet in Malawi. There are five ISP in Malawi though there are 15 licenses granted. [http://www.uneca.org/aisi/nici/country_profiles/malawi/malinter.htm] MalawiNet and Africa Online are the largest. [http://d1.dir.ac2.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Communications_and_Networking/Internet_and_World_Wide_Web/Network_Service_Providers/Internet_Service_Providers__ISPs_/By_Region/Countries/Malawi/Complete_List "by popularity" according to Yahoo ] SDNP, BUMAS, Integrated Computers, Epsilon Omega, Computerland, Wiss, Global Internet are other ISP's.

There are 15,000 internet users representing about 14.51 per 10,000 population. Internet bandwidth is only 128 kps.

There is a Malawi Censorship Board but it's primary function is review of books. [http://arts.eldoc.ub.rug.nl/FILES/publications/general/Historical/2002/debaets_malawi/malawi.pdf]

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