Taking offline censorship online: Rwanda may start filtering

The Rwandan government has announced it may block the website of an independent newspaper if the paper does not obey a six-month suspension of its publishing rights.

Not content to simply ban the printed publication of independent newspaper Umuvigizi, the Rwandan government has announced that if the paper does not shut down its website it will take matters into its own hands by blocking the site.

Read the full story at the OpenNet Initiative blog.

In Rwanda? Help us track whether Umuvugizi is blocked!

Internet censorship reporting site Herdict allows Internet users to track which sites are blocked in their countries. If you are in Rwanda, please let us know whether you can access Umugivizi.com. You can submit a report via the Herdict reporter or using Twitter or e-mail.