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· October, 2014

Stories about Law from October, 2014

29 October 2014

Hooligans Crash LGBT Community Celebration in Macedonia

#LeyChavez: Peru's Chavez Law Could Endanger Email Privacy in the Workplace

Advox

The bill popularly known as #LeyChavez would regulate the use of information technology in the workplace. But how invasive is the bill?

28 October 2014

5 Muslim Countries Where Gays Are Not Prosecuted by the Law

Taiwanese Facebook Users Are Tagging a Death Row Inmate in Their Travels to Demand Justice

Cheng Hsin-Tse was sentenced to death in 2002 for the murder of a police officer. Due to the lack of hard evidence, his supporters want a review of his sentence.

27 October 2014

‘Hunger Games’ Salute Gives Hope to Democracy Activists in Thailand

Attendees at a cremation of a former public official made a three-finger salute which was last used by activists denouncing the coup and loss of democracy in Thailand.

26 October 2014

Thai Students to Hong Kong Protesters: ‘Do Not Give Up’

It is illegal in Thailand today to organize or join rallies, but a group of Thai students expressed their support for Hong Kong's protesters in a special Google Hangout discussion.

24 October 2014

Hitting Below the Belt? Trinidad & Tobago President Tries to Gag Comedian Over Jokes About First Lady

A president, a first lady and a comedian walk into a bar...and what happens next, no-one could have anticipated. Did good-natured teasing hit below the belt?

22 October 2014

Russia's Justice Ministry Targets Human Rights Group ‘Memorial’

RuNet Echo

Russia hasn't elaborated its grievances against the human rights group, but Memorial says the main issue is that officials want it to adopt a more centralized organizational structure.

21 October 2014

A Just Sentence? Too Lenient? Oscar Pistorius Given 5 Years in Prison

The South African athlete's culpable murder conviction for the death of Reeva Steenkamp came on the heels of a 77-year sentence handed down to a rhino poacher in July.

As Pressure Mounts in Trinidad ‘Re-Route’ Protest, Pro-Highway Supporters Get Nasty

An anonymous group, "Citizens4dhighway", places a malicious ad in a local daily designed to look like a newspaper report intended to belittle Dr. Kublalsingh's hunger strike. The outcry continues.

Why Talking About Pizza Can Land You in Trouble in Thailand

The Pizza Company hotline 1112 has become a code word to refer to Article 112, or the anti-royal insult provision in the criminal law.

20 October 2014

Barbados Muslims Reject ISIS, but Still Face Anti-Islam Bigotry Online

Many prominent Islamic scholars have condemned ISIS, but that unfortunately hasn't stopped some from conflating the militant group with the religion of Islam, like popular blog Barbados Free Press did.

16 October 2014

With Just Over 50 Entries, Kremlin Blogger Registry Gets No Love

RuNet Echo

Russia's new blogger law requires popular bloggers to register with the state, but only 52 entries have been added to the registry since it started operations over two months ago.

An Indian Photoblogger's Lone Fight Against Plagiarism

15 October 2014

As The Kremlin's Media Crackdown Continues, Blogs Might Be The Final Casualty

RuNet EchoAdvox

With independent online media closing down or moving abroad, Russian bloggers may now be facing even greater pressure from the Kremlin, as their freedom has shrunk dramatically.

Six Hong Kong Police Officers Kick and Punch a Handcuffed Protester in a Dark Corner

14 October 2014

Macedonian Civic Sector Starts Fundraising to Aid Independent Fokus Magazine

Vladimir Putin and Russian Nationalists Don't Get Along. Here's Why.

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo speaks to Egor Prosvirnin, the chief editor of the website "Sputnik & Pogrom," about Vladimir Putin and nationalism in Russia today.

13 October 2014

Will the Right to Be Forgotten Inspire Repressive Regimes to Expand Internet Censorship?

Advox

“These governments will take advantage from this directive. Powerful people will be able to hide disgraceful actions for their own e-reputation," says Tunisian Internet advocate Dhouha Ben Youssef.