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· December, 2010

Stories about Law from December, 2010

Ukraine: Former Interior Minister's Case

Foreign Notes and Ukrainiana write about the case against the former Interior Minister of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko.

Belarus: More Commentary on Dec. 19

Commentary on the implications of the post-election events in Belarus – at OpenDemocracy.net, here and here.

Hungary: “Viktor #Censorbán”

Kosmopolito writes about Hungary's new media law and suggests ways to draw attention to the situation; “transforming” PM Viktor Orbán into Viktor #Censorbán is just one of the strategies –...

Russia: Politics and Justice

At OpenDemocracy.net, Dmitry Travin writes about politics and justice in Russia.

Russia: Media Coverage of Khodorkovsky Verdict

Overview of media reactions to the verdict and sentence in the case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev – by Robert Amsterdam, Global Chaos, and Sublime Oblivion.

South Asia: Looking Back at the Citizen Media Storylines in 2010

You cannot leave South Asia region out of the picture as with nearly twenty three percent of the world's population, events in this region exert an enormous impact on the...

Ukrainian Blogosphere 2010: Still Enough Room for Everyone

Tetyana Bohdanova translates reports on the state of the Ukrainian blogosphere and the situation with other social media tools in Ukraine.

South Korea: Court Rules In Favor of Free Internet Speech

South Korea’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a law that bans the spreading of false information online is unconstitutional in a petition filed by a famous online blogger ‘Minerva’, who was indicted...

Trinidad & Tobago: Year in Review

Afra Raymond reviews the critical events of the last year, saying: “The Code of Silence must be broken if we are to progress.”

Japan: A year of blogs

As the character 暑 (sho) meaning ‘hot or heat' was chosen to represent the year 2010 at the annual ceremony in Kyoto, let's see a selection of “hot topics” that...

Wikileaks, Thaileaks, Indoleaks, Pinoyleaks

There are Wikileaks clones in Southeast Asia: Thaileaks from Thailand, Indoleaks from Indonesia and Pinoyleaks from the Philippines. These websites were established/revived this month to support the work started by...

Cambodia: Jailed for printing an article from the internet

vutha doubts if there is freedom of expression in Cambodia after a UN staff member was sentenced to 6 months in prison for printing an article from a website and...

Lebanon: Not equal in life and in death

“Even after death, the Lebanese laws do not consider people equal…” states Rita Chemaly.

Puerto Rico: Violent Clashes at the University of Puerto Rico

Students on strike at the main campus of the state-run University of Puerto Rico were beaten and arrested last Monday, December 20, after violent clashes with the Police. Students oppose...

Kenya: Are citizens expected to contribute to special ‘Hague 6 defence fund’?

Moreen Majiwa asks, “To whose fund will you be contributing?”: We shall not discriminate…we will mobilise all resources and hire the best lawyers so that the suspects are fully represented...

China: Press conference held following suspicious death of rural activist

It has not been a peaceful week in the news, with a crossbow-shooting bomber-petitioner in Beijing, a city administration official killed with a screwdriver today in Fujian province, and the...

South Korea Defined North Korea as ‘Enemy’ in Defense White Paper

South Korea Defense ministry has decided to label North Korea as its “enemy” from its newest defense white paper, reflecting the intensified military tension between two Koreas. Some of South...

India: The Efficacy Of High Alerts

Raj at Plus Ultra questions the efficacy of the brief ‘High Alert’ notices by the Indian security agencies.

Bangladesh: Integrity Of Judiciary Questioned

Rumi at In The Middle Of Nowhere accuses the judiciary of Bangladesh as corrupt and Partisan.

Serbia, Albania, Kosovo: More Info on “Yellow House”

Sasa Milosevic has collected some of the available information about the “Yellow House” and human organ trade in Kosovo on his blog, The Bloody Yellow House (ENG).

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