SMS cut off in DRC detrimental to ending violence against women

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By APC for APCNews

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20 December 2011

SMS services have been suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo allegedly to prevent the spread of electoral related rumours. Cutting access to communications is a violation of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of information protected under the DRC constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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