Cambodia sets up China-style internet firewall


PHNOM PENH, Feb 20 AFP): Cambodia's government moved to exert near-total control over the country's online life this week after setting up a national internet gateway which activists say will stifle freedom of expression and block content via a China-style firewall.

Cambodia has seen a rapid increase in internet use in recent years, and Premier Hun Sen's government -- which dissolved the main opposition party in 2017 -- has intensified a crackdown on online dissent.

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