News      |      Events

Samoa protects its people from Social Media attacks

Prime Minister of Samoa, Mr Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has proposed reintroducing libel laws in the country. He said that it is a move to protect victims who were being defamed. The statement followed a number of incidents of people being slandered and attacked on social media.

The journalists’ association in Samoa says it’s seriously concerned about a government proposal to resurrect libel laws that were repealed in 2013.The acting president of the Journalists Association of Samoa, Rudy Bartley, shared concerns about the misuse of social media.

However, he said he believed the government should find a more realistic solution for tracking down so-called ghost writers.