RSF calls on Mauritian government to stop online harassment of journalists

The number of Mauritian journalists who have been subjected to cyber-harassment since the beginning of November is growing, and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the country’s authorities to take action against those responsible for the offences.

Most of the online attacks, which accuse the four journalists of having ties to drug traffickers, originate from three Facebook profiles that often post pro-government information. Noorbux also claims to be the target of various internet threats and harassment, particularly from well-known government officials.