Stories about Law from March, 2019
Fire remains a persistent safety concern for Bangladesh, especially in Dhaka, the most densely populated city on earth. Agencies trying to change the status quo face an uphill battle.
What changed for the Macedonian people after the country changed its name to Republic of North Macedonia
However, that didn't just transform the Balkan country's international relations: it also introduced many changes that affect the everyday lives of its people.
Netizen Report: Activists in Pakistan and Malaysia confront online backlash after International Women’s Day events
This week, the EU parliament approved its Copyright Directive, Pakistan blocked mobile services (during a military parade) and Bangladesh blocked Al Jazeera English.
"To be honest, I don't feel much regret. I feel it's a matter of freedom of speech, and that we have a right to voice such opinions."
The term “rice bunny”, which sounds similar to “me too” when spoken in Chinese, was used as a replacement hashtag to get around the censors.
"The government must not take the side of the bullies. Denying a group of marginalised groups their right to participate in democracy is truly an abuse of democracy."
The EU makes a final decision on copyright rules, Iraq considers a new cybercrime law, and internet activists in Kazakhstan, Egypt and Venezuela face legal threats.
The bill prescribes lengthy prisons sentences, including life imprisonment, for speech-related offences.
"The Islamic Republic is struggling for its survival. Anyone with the potential of leading change is regarded as a significant threat by the authorities. Nasrin Sotoudeh is such a person."
In October 2019, Mozambique will elect provincial governors for the first time in its history. Previously, they were nominated by the president.
Even when women do make police reports, they must battle a victim-blaming culture and a system that is insensitive to the needs of survivors of sexual abuse.
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Protesters rallied against the proposed "upload filters" in EU Copyright Directive, as part of a movement spanning the continent.
"Almost immediately, the parade of aggrieved, disappointed, distressed, shocked, disbelieving, sad, angry Catholics and other Pell supporters began moving like a sullen, offended beast across the media, in unedifying protest..."
Joenia is the first indigenous woman ever to obtain a law degree in Brazil, and the first indigenous attorney to ever argue a case at the Supreme Court.
Netizen Report: Two of Egypt’s leading digital activists await their release from prison, after years behind bars
Alaa and Shawkan are still waiting to get out, Algeria's internet is faltering, and Nepal has a new IT bill.
Pakistan needs a lot more campaigns like #ChoonaManaHay to raise awareness and create an impact to prevent child abuse.