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Spotlight: Togo | Censorship | Free Expression & the Law

Proposed law would impose jail terms for publishing "false news" in Togo

Proposed law would impose jail terms for publishing

Article 497 of the law proposes a prison sentence of up to two years and a fine up to 2 million CFA francs for "the publication, dissemination, or reproduction by any means whatsoever of false news, fabricated parts, falsified or falsely attributed to third parties where, in bad faith, this disturbs the public peace, or is likely to disturb it," according to news reports.

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