Pacific media watchdog claims Nauru Facebook blackout a rights threat | Pacific Beat

Pacific media watchdog claims Nauru Facebook blackout a rights threat

Pacific media watchdog claims Nauru Facebook blackout a rights threat

Updated 8 May 2015, 11:16 AEST

Regional media watchdog Pacific Freedom Forum says the Nauru government's Facebook ban is a threat to human rights.

The ban on Facebook is part of a crackdown on websites the government says is based on moral and religious grounds, including concerns about pornography.

Opposition MPs say the real reason is to stop people from using Facebook to criticise the government.

Jason Brown says the government is denying Nauruans an increasingly important means of communication.

And Pacific Beat has sought comment from the Nauru government but we're yet to receive any response.

Presenter: Liam Fox

Speaker: Jason Brown, editor at media watchdog Pacific Freedom Forum

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