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January 28, 2011

Public order ordinance threatens freedom of expression in Tuvalu

A historic 14-day ban on large public meetings or gatherings ending this week in Funafuti must put Tuvalu's leadership on notice that freedom of assembly and expression are key to democratic rule, says the Pacific Freedom Forum (PFF). The regional media freedom monitoring network says Tuvalu's first-ever invocation of its Public Order Ordinance on January 13, banning public gatherings or meetings on the capital island of Funafuti, will have trickle down impacts on free speech and free... MORE