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· June, 2017

Stories about Law from June, 2017

Brazilian Justice Rules in Favor of Satirical Website After Seven Years of Censorship

Using parody, the website drew attention to the skewed coverage of the Folha de São Paulo newspaper, one of the largest in Brazil. Nevertheless, it was shut down.

Netizen Report: Venezuela's Conflict Moves From the Streets to the Screen

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Cardinal George Pell, Vatican's Third Highest-Ranking Official, Charged With Sexual Assault Offences in Australia

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney has indicated that Pell will return to Australia to try to clear his name.

Is the End Near for Telegram in Russia?

Blocking Telegram in Russia would surely decrease its popularity, but there is no guarantee that it will help stifle communication among violent extremist groups.

False Rumors of a Collapsed Tunnel in Madagascar Raise Questions about Cybercrime and Punishment

Moral of the story so far: No one is anonymous behind his screen; don’t take everything that is said on the internet at face value.

Netizen Report: Arrest and Web Censorship Spark Online Protests in Palestine

Activists expose Mexico's multi-million dollar surveillance market, spy tech threatens Chinese jaywalkers and Twitter suspends Venezuelan state supporters.

Detained Telegram Channel Admins Go on Hunger Strike in Iran

The centrist administration of President Hassan Rouhani has been publicly criticized by Iran's hardline political factions for refusing to censor some of Telegram’s features.

Offshore Asylum Seeker Detainees Win Historic Compensation in Australia

"The majority of the refugees have been seriously damaged physically and mentally and this money is not even enough to cover the medical expenses..."

‘Who Has the Most Selfies?’ Council of Bloggers Meets for First Time in Russian Parliament

"I have more than ten thousand [selfies]," firebrand politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky joked. "Who has more than me? No one!"

Japan's Controversial Anticonspiracy Bill Becomes Law

"It's possible that the law, which is intended to deal with organized crime groups, will expand to affect ordinary citizens."

The Disturbing Wedding Trend in China of Groomsmen Sexually Assaulting Bridesmaids

"Bridesmaid is such a high risk role -- sexual harassment, rape and now death."

Netizen Report: China Has a New Cybersecurity Law

Online censorship keeps rising in Egypt, Rouhani’s ICT Minister brags of Internet censorship in Iran and Venezuela tests the boundaries of online anonymity.

More Twists and Turns in Trinidad & Tobago's Chief Justice Fiasco

"Marcia say her workload and short notice is why she couldnt remember her full caseload, oui. #MarciaCovfefe"

China Shutters Entertainment News Sites, Citing ‘Socialist Values’ and Cybersecurity

Crackdowns on entertainment news outlets indicate that controls are not only directed at the foreign enemy, but at thoughts and activities seen to go against “socialist core values”.

Child Marriage Is No More in Trinidad & Tobago

"It was overlong and full of pointless double talk but you know what [...] child marriage is now illegal in Trinidad and Tobago."

The Alleged Spy at the Center of India and Pakistan’s Latest Row

It's a matter of life and death for ex-Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Don’t Politicise the Judiciary, Warn Trinidad & Tobago Jurists

"As members of the legal profession, you cannot tout the importance of an independent judiciary while at the same time passing motions for the removal of judges."

Russian Parliament Moves Ahead With Banning Anonymity on Messenger Apps

The Duma’s Information and Technology Committee has approved controversial draft legislation that would ban anonymity on online messengers, recommending the draft law for consideration in its first reading.

A Mozambican Politician Who Was Imprisoned for Corruption Returns to His Post After Release

"I do not believe that somebody should be rewarded like this, somebody who has at some point seriously offended the state."

Indian Journalists Demand Press Freedom Protections After State Agents Raid Broadcaster Offices

“We have one message to those who are trying to destroy the institutions of India and everything it stands for: we will fight for our country and overcome these forces."

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