· May, 2013

Stories about Law from May, 2013

30 May 2013

Latin American and Caribbean Governments Discuss Internet Policies

Government leaders and experts from across Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the 4th annual Latin American and Caribbean ministerial conference on the information society. On the agenda were...

29 May 2013

South Korea's Child Porn Law Blasted for Restricting Freedom of Expression

A new youth protection law in South Korea, meant to protect children by clamping down on child pornography, is being assailed for its broad language that labels net users who...

Copyright Amendment Could Bring Web Filter System to Taiwan

Many Taiwanese believe that a recent proposed copyright amendment put forward by the government is a setback for democracy. The amendment would provide legal ground for ISP-level blocking of websites...

28 May 2013

A Technological Solution to the Challenges of Online Defamation

When people are insulted or humiliated on the Internet, they often feel that someone should pay for the personal damages inflicted. Search engines have been this "someone" in many online...

23 May 2013

Thailand Threatens to Censor Online Critics of Prime Minister

In the wake of the Thai government's lawsuit against cartoonist Chai Rachawat, the country's Minister of Information and Communications Technology has warned that websites containing defamatory remarks against the Prime...

19 May 2013

Bahrain Jails Six Twitter Users for Insulting King

Six Twitter users were sentenced to a year in prison each by a Bahrain court last week for allegedly insulting King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the micro-blogging site.

18 May 2013

Chad-Senegal: A New Axis of Blogger Persecution?

On May 7, Chadian blogger Makaila Nguébla, who had lived in exile in Senegal for eight years, was arrested by Senegalese intelligence services and deported to Conakry (Republic of Guinea)...

15 May 2013

Interview: Chadian Blogger and Journalist Expelled from Senegal to Guinea

The Senegalese government expelled Chadian journalist and blogger Makaila Nguebla on May 8, 2013, sending him to Guinea. He explained his situation in an interview with Global Voices' Anna Guèye.

11 May 2013

Internet Governance and ICANN: Reflections from Beijing

Last month’s ICANN meeting in Beijing was the largest in the Internet governance body's history. Held in Beijing, the meeting, featured a broad range of topics that often connected complex...

8 May 2013

Hungary: Government Limits FOIA Transparency Law

Last week, Parliamentarians in Hungary took action to change the country's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in an effort to limit the scope of data accessible to the public under...