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· October, 2013

Stories about Law from October, 2013

31 October 2013

Radio Licences in Zambia Cancelled Because of Opposition's Access

Zambia's President Michael Sata has publicly lambasted former Information and Broadcasting Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba for issuing national broadcasting licences to two private radio stations and non-Christian radio stations.

30 October 2013

Yelling and Fist-banging at UN Review of Uzbekistan's Torture Record

Authorities in Uzbekistan prefer to deal with allegations of torture, forced sterilization of women, and use of slave labor to harvest cotton primarily through yelling and insulting experts.

South Korea Wants to Regulate Online Gaming Like Drugs and Alcohol

Earlier this month, South Korean lawmakers proposed a bill that regulates online gaming in a similar fashion to drugs and alcohol because of its addictive elements.

28 October 2013

Egypt: Lawsuits Greet Bassem Youssef's Long-Awaited Al Bernameg

How ready is Egypt for Bassem Youssef's latest round of satire? Netizens react to the first episode of El Bernameg (The Programme), which was greeted with lawsuits.

Is Cambodia a One-Party State?

27 October 2013

Massive Saudi Police Presence on the Day for Women Driving

Traffic police stopped Saudi women from defying a ban on driving. This action spells out the Kingdom's official position on driving, long blamed on a traditional society.

Hungarian Student Bloggers Win Lawsuit Against University

24 October 2013

Malaysia Revives ‘Detention Without Trial’ Law

The government insists a tough law is needed to defeat gangs and criminal syndicates. But critics are worried that the law would lead to grave human rights abuses.

23 October 2013

Codeshare Request from Serbia's New Airline Met with US, EU Pushback

The oldest and largest airline trade association in the United States called the request bizarre. Serbian media has so far chosen to ignore the story.

Saudi Women Gear Up To Defy Driving Ban

Saudi women are planning to defy a ban on driving on October 26. Many have already started driving, filming themselves doing so and sharing the footage online.

The Suspended Martyrdom of Russia's Alexey Navalny

RuNet Echo

After his tumultuous guilty verdict and five-year prison sentence last July, a court recently suspended Alexey Navalny's sentence, leaving the Russian opposition's most prominent leader on probation but free.

21 October 2013

Malaysian Court Rules Catholic Paper Can’t Use ‘Allah’ to Refer to God

The court ruled that the Catholic paper would create confusion and disrupt public order if it is allowed to use the word Allah

20 October 2013

Morocco Censors the Web: Collateral Damage Allowed

A number of websites, among them popular social media platforms Instagram and Pinterest, have been blocked in Morocco. Also, one of the main independent media outlets, Lakome, has been censored.

Pakistani Web Rallies Against Proposed Ban on Whatsapp, Viber and Skype

Pakistan's online community has not taken kindly to the Sindh provincial government's talk of banning the messaging apps temporarily in the interest of security.

19 October 2013

‘Chayn’, a New Website for Pakistan's Victims of Domestic Abuse

The new volunteer-led, crowdsourced website is trying to help women in Pakistan, where an estimated 70-80 percent of women are subject to some form of abuse at home.

18 October 2013

Declaration on the Future of Internet Cooperation

Chile: Police Special Forces Evict Mapuche Community From Contested Lands

A self-denominated “autonomous” indigenous community, Temucuicui has occupied what they consider to be ancestral lands for over two years, resisting several eviction attempts.

17 October 2013

After a Fatal Car Crash, Tajik President is Told to “Get His House in Order”

A relative of the Tajik president has left the country after causing a fatal accident. Netizens now scorn at police and urge the president to keep his family in check.