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· April, 2014

Stories about Law from April, 2014

30 April 2014

Kyrgyz Parliament Considers Anti-Gay Law

Army Drafters “Do Not Give a Damn About the President” in Tajikistan

When Will Impunity End for Slave Traders in Mauritania ?

Does the Caribbean Sanction Violence against Children?

A blog that discusses issues of violence, sexual assault and child abuse is infuriated at Caribbean governments' response to recent allegations of child exploitation in some state institutions.

The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

RuNet Echo

For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.

29 April 2014

Protesting in Venezuela Will Require Authorization

From Igor Sechin to Dick Cheney: the End of Russia's Zuckerberg

RuNet Echo

In February, Vkontakte's CEO joked in public that nothing would reverse Facebook’s “slow death.” What’s died instead, it seems, is Durov’s opposition to the world’s largest social network.

24 April 2014

LiveJournal Fights Coming Censorship, But Don't Tell Anyone

RuNet Echo

Some RuNet giants are already fighting back against coming law that may be used to censor opposition bloggers.

23 April 2014

Video of Mother Hitting Daughter With Belt Goes Viral in Trinidad & Tobago

A video depicting a mother's punitive idea of discipline has gone viral in Trinidad and Tobago, after it was posted on Facebook to supposedly teach the child a lesson.

Brazil Scores Before “the Internet World Cup” Begins: Marco Civil Approved by the Senate

21 April 2014

#EPNvsInternet: Mass Campaign against Mexican Communications Bill

A joint mass action between civil organizations and activist is pushing to revert the Telecommunications Bill proposal sent by president Enrique Peña Nieto for Congress' approval.

19 April 2014

Bad News & Worse News for Russian Internet Users

RuNet Echo

A Russian initiative to expand regulation over bloggers is still just a bill in the legislature, but it’s already harming the country's Internet freedom.

18 April 2014

Censorship by Litigation in Russia?

RuNet Echo

Earlier this month, VKontakte minority shareholder United Capital Partners (UCP), filed a complaint against Durov for breach of VKontakte fiduciary duty for creating the secure messenger Telegram.

Southern Russia's Road Warriors

RuNet Echo

North Ossetians display a readiness for civil disobedience that has many asking about their willingness to take to the streets (or highways, as it were), when faced with injustice.

Germany's Migration Commissioner Throws Her Support Behind Migrant Voting Rights in Municipal Elections

In Germany, however, foreigners from the EU can take part in municipal elections; only non-EU citizens are excluded.

Chinese Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Lanzhou Water Pollution

Tap water in Lanzhou was found to have benzene levels 20 times the national safety limit.

17 April 2014

Facebook Post Spells Legal Trouble for Russian Charity

RuNet Echo

Romanenko reported that no less than the governor of Vologodsk had filed a complaint against him with the local prosecutor's office because of the jocular post.

16 April 2014

Russia's Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship

RuNet Echo

Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of Russian social network VKontakte, has once again used his account there as a platform to speak out against Internet censorship.

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