22nd October 2013 – Reporting websites depicting child sexual abuse

A workshop is being held today with the different stakeholders in the Internet industry including officials from ministries and associations involved in child protection. Fred Langford and Krist of Claesen of  UK IWF are in Mauritius to share their experience on online protection of children.The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) in collaboration with the UK Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) plans to launch a portal at this workshop. The portal will allow any person to report any website which depicts child sexual abuse, whether the website is hosted locally or abroad. The portal will be an improved portal of the online filtering system against child pornography which the ICTA introduced in February 2011.