· July, 2013

Stories about Law from July, 2013

New Philippine Congress Tackles Digital Rights

After only a week in session, lawmakers have proposed multiple laws that seek to protect user rights online and promote public access to the Internet.

‘Mechanisms of Censorship’ in Ecuador's Communications Law

The controversial new law, among other things, imposes limits on corruption investigations and jeopardizes the dissemination of information of public interest.

Snowden Airport Saga Polarizes Russian Human Rights Community

Human rights defenders in Russia are divided over Edward Snowden and the Kremlin's treatment of the former NSA subcontractor who remains in jurisdictional limbo at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

MERCOSUR and the Future of the Internet in Latin America

Last Friday, Latin American government leaders issued a strong statement against the mass surveillance of their citizens by the US government at an emergency meeting of MERCOSUR. Activists, academics and...

Nigerian Government to Ramp Up Internet Surveillance?

In April, Nigerian news site Premium Times revealed government plans to purchase equipment that would allow it to conduct online surveillance on an unprecedented scale. The government reportedly had contracted...

Journalist Charged With Sedition in Zambia

Zambian journalist Thomas Zgambo was arrested and charged with sedition on Tuesday. Another journalist, Clayson Hamasaka, was arrested but released without charges. Advocates suspect that both events were triggered by...

Philippine Online Harassment Bill Could Threaten Speech

In an effort to protect women and children against online abuses, Philippine Senator Nancy Binay has filed a bill called Electronic Violence Against Women. Some are worried that the measure,...

Why Would Edward Snowden Want to Go to Ecuador?

The future of Edward Snowden is uncertain. The young American is reportedly sheltered in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, and he has requested asylum from 20 countries. Although it remains unknown where...

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