Stories about Law from May, 2017
PornHub has given Russia's Internet watchdog 10 free premium subscriptions, half of which it is giving away "for charitable purposes."
Critics of the Aadhaar biometric ID system are being criticized by state agencies and trolled by anonymous handles on Twitter.
Four independent Maldivian bloggers and activists living overseas have been issued arrest warrants by police over the past week. Apparently, they were targeted because they promote secularism or secularists.
Despite the slow counting and the continued dominance of big parties, some are cheering the victory of thousands of women candidates in Nepal's first local polls in 20 years.
"Anyone who's thinking more than four years ahead knows that investing in education is worthwhile."
“Her in-laws demanded 50,000 rupees. I couldn’t afford it. So her husband attacked her,” Rajvati's father said. Rajvati herself cannot speak because her larynx was left severed.
After four years of parliamentary process, Chile's Gender Identity Law goes to the Senate. And there are some big problems with the legislation.
Instead of working to ensure stronger protections for freedoms, the Iraqi parliament is rather seeking to pass a repressive law.
According to members of the security forces who spoke anonymously to journalists, the attackers planned to execute people, but were deterred by the eyewitnesses filming the event on their phones.
Taiwan's constitutional court ordered the legislature to either amend the Civil Code or introduce new provisions to recognise same-sex marriage within two years.
The Caribbean has just launched its first online database aimed at tracking human rights violations and providing data to assist advocacy work.
Pro-government groups are waging a campaign against the game, and internet censors have predictably gone into overdrive.
"It remains to be seen, if the Medical Mafia will continue to deprive the right to a private medical education for our youth."
The five have been recognized as among the finalists in the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in 2017.
Jamaica's Director of Public Prosecutions has dropped all three charges against activist La Toya Nugent, under the country's Cybercrimes Act.
With millions of Ukrainians now at risk of losing their beloved online services, Russia's state media did what it often does in unexpected geopolitical situations: it suddenly changed sides.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order instructing the country's Internet providers to block several major Russian social media websites.
"How can I live in this country, where if I were to be killed people would rejoice over a cup of tea that there is one less LGBT person?"
As Egypt's parliament pushes to further restrict expression, Turkey blocks Wikipedia, Russia blocks WeChat, and the UK can't seem to stop snooping.
"...the latest raid seems more like part of a well planned campaign aimed at crashing every business that does not belong to the big business."
Sami Ben Gharbia is a significant figure in independent media and digital human rights activism in Tunisia and the Arab region.