Content Restrictions

Content Restrictions

The ISP CBINET provides child online safety protection services against adult content, including pornography. The “Parental control” service is available upon request. As written on its official web site, the aim of the protection is to avoid harming children. This is done by blocking adult content for subscribers who expresses the need to have those tools. In most internet cafés, there are notices that prohibit surfing web sites with adult content. These restrictions are not necessarily done to respect any explicit law, but respond to cultural customs.
At the time of writing, there are no reports of legal sanctions against any Burundian bloggers or individual internet users. Also, there are no reports of state ordered blocking of websites, SMS services cut or phone tapping.
There are three reported cases of online freedom of expression obstructions that have occurred in Burundi since 2010.

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