· July, 2010

Stories about Advocacy from July, 2010

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Italy: liability risk for bloggers?

  27 July 2010

One of the provisions of the Media and Wiretapping Bill currently being discussed by the Italian Parliament is that all “those responsible for information websites” will be required to issue corrections within 48 hours to any complaint regarding website content, whether blogs, opinion, comment and/or information in general. Corrections would...

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China: Uighur blogger sentenced to 15 year imprisonment

  24 July 2010

According to uighurbiz.net, Uighur reporter and blogger Gheyret Niyaz(海來特.尼亞孜)has been sentenced to 15 year imprisonment on July 23 under the charge of “endangering national security” In Urumqi, Xinjiang. The main reason for the prosecution was his interview with overseas media outlet on the Xinjiang 7.5 riot last year. He was...

Israel – Another step in government restrictions on the Web

  17 July 2010

Two weeks ago, when police directive was published for the first time in Israel, instructing the Internet providers to block access to some gambling websites, the economic Committee  of the Knesset (Israeli parliament) approved, on July 13th, a bill requiring Internet service providers to inform their clients about the dangers...

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