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· December, 2014

Stories about Law from December, 2014

31 December 2014

Protests, Blackouts, and a Bill of Rights for the Internet: Advox in 2014

Advox

In 2014, the Global Voices Advox team covered more stories than ever before. From Egypt to Ethiopia to Tajikistan to Turkey, our authors wrote what they saw on the ground,...

29 December 2014

With Protesters Under Threat, Hong Kong Must Increase Transparency on Personal Data Requests

Advox

Protester arrests highlighted the opaque practices under which the city's law enforcement agencies and online service providers handle Internet user data.

New Protest Facebook Page Already in Place as Kremlin Moves Navalny Verdict Forward

RuNet EchoAdvox

As thousands of Russians joined a January 15 protest against the verdict in the trial of opposition leader Navalny, the court suddenly moved the verdict announcement to tomorrow, December 30.

Will Death of Cartoonist Prompt Introduction of Better Traffic Laws in Bermuda?

24 December 2014

New Taxes in Macedonia Send Freelancers and Part-Time Workers Into the Streets

In a country where unemployment sits at nearly 29 percent, freelancing and working part-time is all that's available to many people.

22 December 2014

Hate Crimes on LGBTI People in Macedonia Spark ‘Body Bag’ Protests

In October, masked hooligans assaulted a celebration organized by an LGBTI group in Skopje, wrecking a cafe and beating up several people. Police have sat on their hands.

21 December 2014

Pakistanis Say #ReclaimYourMosques From Radicalism in Rare, Bold Protests

After the horrific Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar that killed more than hundred and thirty students, a controversial cleric refused to condemn the massacre, sparking protests.

20 December 2014

Navalny Protest Rally Facebook Event Page Blocked in Russia

RuNet Echo

Just one day after supporters of Putin critic Alexey Navalny set up a Facebook event page for a protest rally in his support, the page has been blocked in Russia.

19 December 2014

Washington's $60 Million for Russian Democracy Promotion Is ‘Essentially a Recommendation’

RuNet Echo

A source in Washington says, “The authorization language is essentially a recommendation, and we’re not expecting it to result in any new appropriations for Russian media or civil society.”

Thousands to Attend Unsanctioned Protest Outside Kremlin Against Putin-Critic's Verdict

RuNet Echo

Whether it takes place on January 14 or 15, the demonstration promises a conflict with Moscow police, as its organizer isn’t planning to ask the government's permission.

Murder of LGBTQ Activist Renews Venezuela’s Human Rights Debate

The murder of Giniveth Soto, a gender-equality activist, has launched at least two major, nationwide public debates about urban violence and threats same-sex couples face in Venezuela.

18 December 2014

Cuba: More Money Means More Technology, With or Without State Reforms

Advox

What Wednesday's changes mean for Internet access and mobile telephony in Cuba? There are a few things we can glean from what both leaders have said—and haven’t said—so far.

The Russian Internet Is Not Free. A New Tax Might Make It Even Worse.

RuNet EchoAdvox

The Russian government is now considering its own variant of an Internet tax, and wants to make all Russian Internet users pay for consuming copyrighted content online.

Hong Kong Police's Arrest of Teen ‘Shopping’ Protesters Sparks Concern

Human rights activists worry that Hong Kong police are targeting minors participating in "shopping" pro-democracy protests. Young activists may not be aware of their legal rights.

17 December 2014

Serbia Arrests 11 Foreign Human Rights Activists Ahead of Protest

Amnesty International has requested that Serbian authorities release eleven activists from Bulgaria, Finland, and Slovakia who were in Serbia to hold peaceful protests during the CEE-China Summit in Belgrade.

16 December 2014

Murdered Teen’s Father Rallies Support for ‘Tijana’s Law’ on Serbian Social Media

After the murder of 15-year-old Tijana Jurić, citizens are pushing the Serbian government to adopt a law that would allow police to search for missing minors immediately and more efficiently.

‘Spain Is a Corruptocracy': Netizens Slam Google News Tax

Advox

News aggregator Google News has announced the shutdown of its Spanish subsidiary starting December 16, 2014 due to the tax imposed by the new Intellectual Property Law.

Does the Caribbean Have a Rape Culture?

Is Caribbean society doing everything it can to protect women from rape? Some activists have had enough with the region's passive acceptance of a rape culture.

15 December 2014

Behind Prison Walls, Violence Against Women Is Often Ignored in Argentina

Women in lockup in Argentina face humiliating searches, lack of prison amenities in comparison with men, poor health care, and a lack of interpreters if they don't speak Spanish.

Serbian Government Agency Publishes Personal Data of Over 5 Million Citizens

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