On Friday 14th May 2021, writer Ariel Saramandi and the ICTA Chairman, Dick Ng Sui Wa, spoke on the BBC Newsday1 programme. They both spoke on ICTA's consultation paper on proposed amendments to the ICT Act of Mauritius. Ish Sookun · Ariel Saramandi & Dick Ng Sui Wa respond to BBC&
International NGOs called on the Mauritian government and ICTA to retract the consultation paper and explore more proportionate and rights-protective measures for the regulation of illegal conduct on social media.
Based on the technical information provided in the consultation paper, S. Moonesamy developed a proof of concept and confirms that it is possible to decrypt the login credentials of social media users.
Censorship seems to be generally accepted by the ICT Authority under the pretense of enforcing Section 18(1)(m) of the ICT Act. Today, the debate is no more whether to censor or not, but rather how to censor.