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· July, 2010

Stories about Law from July, 2010

Russia: The First Case of YouTube Ban

Alexey Sidorenko writes about the Russian authorities' first attempt to ban YouTube.

Latvia: Concerns Over the Future of the Largest Daily, Free Press

With the ownership of the largest daily newspaper, Diena, in question, many journalists in Latvia fear business interests and political influence would rule the news coverage ahead of the October...

Jamaica: The Politics of SoE

Girl With a Purpose says that “the Limited State of Emergency in Jamaica…has now become a political football.”

Chile: Mapuche on Hunger Strike over Anti-terror Law

On July 12, 2010, fourteen Mapuche indigenous detainees began a hunger strike to denounce the Chilean State’s treatment of Mapuche communities in southern Chile. The strike is aimed mainly at...

Brazil: Copyright Reform Proposal Under Consultation

A public consultation on the Brazilian Copyright Act has received over 1,200 contributions. The proposed changes have fuelled intense debate in the blogosphere and twittosphera.

China: First hand account of two Chinese artists arrested and beaten

Under the Jacaranda Tree posts a first hand account written by Diane Gatterdam on the arrest of two Chinese artists, Yang Licai and Wu Yuren.

Kenya: Support for Alcoholic Drinks Bill

Alan Masakhalia features on Mzalendo Vox Pop arguing that the Kenyan President should assent to the Alcoholic Drinks Bill. Mzalendo Vox Pop is a feature readers share their views on...

Russia: Prosecutor That Banned Youtube Gives Interview

Marker.ru publishes an interview with Vladimir Pakhomov, city prosecutor that obliged the local Internet provider to block Youtube, Web.archive.org and other websites [EN]. Pakhomov expressed Chinese-government-style philosophy on Internet-filtering: “Provider...

Bangladesh: Constitutional Reforms

An Ordinary Citizen discusses about the recent process of constitutional reforms in Bangladesh, the controversies surrounding it and expectations from it.

Taiwan: Threatened by Microsoft

Tetralet complains about his recent experience with Microsoft [zht] about how the software giant emailed and called to threaten that if Tetralet does not welcome Microsoft to “help his company on...

Russia: Interview With ‘A Good Treaty’ Russia Blogger

Sublime Oblivion interviews the author of A Good Treaty blog, continuing the Watching the Russia Watchers interview series that was launched by Andy Young of Siberian Light.

Belarus: A Conscientious Objector Released From Jail

BelarusDigest reports on the release from prison of conscientious objector Yevgeny Yakovenko.

Serbia, Kosovo: Another View on ICJ's Ruling

The Greater Surbiton writes that “the ICJ’s ruling on Kosovo sets a precedent that is dangerous only for tyrants and ethnic cleansers.” (More views are here and here.)

Serbia: “Punishing ‘Bad Culture'”

Belgraded writes about a 1980s Serbian pop star's idea to introduce “extra taxes for authors of those works of media that fall under the category of ‘kitsch‘.”

Russia: Merging SVR and FSB; “Another Sexy Spy”

RFE/RL's The Power Vertical reports on the alleged plans to merge Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service with the Federal Security Service. Scraps of Moscow writes about the newest “sexy Russian spy”...

Israel: Rape by Deceit or Racism?

The recent conviction of rape by deceit of an Arab posing as a Jew to seduce a Jewish woman to engage in sexual intercourse has sparked conversations across the Hebrew...

Pakistan: Bollywood Movie On Laden Banned In Pakistan

“The Bollywood movie, ‘Tere Bin Laden’ (Without You, Laden), has been banned in Pakistan because it caricatures Osama Bin Laden”, informs Sonya Rehman.

Nepal: No Toilet, No Citizenship

XNepali Blog reports that as a part of the sanitary awareness program in rural Nepal, the Kaikot district council “has formulated a requirement in which every citizenship certificate applicant need...

Trinidad & Tobago: Missed It

Ever wondered how to miss a coup? Caribbean Free Radio knows first-hand.

Jamaica: Reverend's Case Postponed

Girl With a Purpose provides an update on the Dudus extradition case.

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