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· March, 2008

Stories about Law from March, 2008

Slovakia: Newspapers Protest Imposition of Interactivity

Information Policy links to a story in the International Herald Tribune on the protest of Slovak newspapers against the new requirement “to print responses by people or institutions to any...

Czech Republic: Micro-Fee vs “Micro-Bribe”

The Economist‘s blog, Certain Ideas of Europe, reports from the Czech Republic on how “charging patients a small sum for visits to publicly funded doctors” has more or less eliminated...

Bulgaria: Against Internet “Bugging”

This year, the Bulgarian government has issued a decree, which, among other things, allows the security services to gather from each internet user the data about who they have written...

Nepal: Law enforcement

Bahas explores the idea of a “culture of impunity” – the legacy of poor law-enforcement in Nepal.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Woman Scorned

“WOMAN's son is murdered by her husband and the first thing that springs to the Trinbagonian mind is that she must have been horning him”: Trinidad and Tobago's latest murder/suicide...

Lebanon: On censorship

Beirut Spring posts about “good censorship” versus “bad censorship” and on the difference between censoring the Da Vinci Code and censoring Persepolis in Lebanon.

Brazil: Blogs banned from the 2008 elections

Brazil is warming up for local elections later this year, but the Supreme Electoral Court has just passed regulations that have raised eye-brows throughout the blogosphere: only candidates' purpose-built web...

Belarus: Freedom Day Protest

On Tuesday, March 25, police broke up an opposition rally in the capital of Belarus, beating protesters with truncheons and detaining dozens of people. Veronica Khokhlova translates two bloggers' first-hand...

Bahrain: Blogger in Jail for Four Months

Bahraini blogger and human rights activist Abdulla Mohsen (Ar) has been behind bars for more than four months, according to Nido, who calls upon bloggers and online activists to show...

Saudi Arabia: Diplomatic Quarter Nightmare

Saudi Jeans complains about the trouble Saudi men have to go through to enter the high-security Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, which houses embassies, offices and the living quarters of people...

Ukraine, Poland: Tusk Visits Kyiv

Leopolis reports on Donald Tusk's visit to Ukraine: “The biggest development of the trip was the signing of a cross-border visa agreement for small-time Ukrainian traders living 50 kilometres from...

Russia: A Scam

20 East writes about one of the popular scams that he became victim of during a visit to Russia three years ago.

Romania: Corruption

Public Policy Watch – Politici Publice in Moldova writes on the issue of “high-profile corruption” in Romania.

Belarus: Emanuel Zeltser's Detention

Eternal Remont links to a new blog whose aim is to draw attention to Emanuel Zeltser's case: FREE Emanuel Zeltser and Vladlena Funk – Illegally Imprisoned in Belarus Since March...

Macedonia, Greece: More on the Name Dispute

More on the Macedonia-Greece name dispute – at Halfway Down the Danube and Foreign Policy Blog.

Morocco: Journalist Fined $857,000 for Slander

“Rachid Nini, a popular Moroccan columnist and director of the daily Arabophone newspaper Almassae, was fined by a court in Rabat about $857000 for alleged defamation and slander of 4...

Morocco: Growing Sense of Civic Activism

A Moro in America draws our attention to the “growing sense of civic activism in Morocco” as more people continue to videotape and expose corrupt officers and guards, who are...

Jordan: End of Pirates DVDs Era

“Will April 1st 2008 be doomsday for Jordan’s JD 1 DVD paradise?” asks Ahmed Humaid, from Jordan, who overhears people talking about the end of the era of cheap pirated...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Court Date

As the Prime Minister of St. Vincent & the Grenadines is scheduled to appear in court on charges of alleged assault, Abeni says: “Hopefully, we will learn whether this is...

Latvia: Referendums

Baltic writes in depth on “a strong possibility for holding two referendums in Latvia this year.”

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