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· January, 2010

Stories about Law from January, 2010

26 January 2010

Philippines: “Renewable Marriage Bill”

A partylist group in the Philippines wants to introduce a law that would put a ten-year expiration date on marriage contracts. As expected this unique proposal generated an intense reaction...

Africa: When in trouble, say you are a British journalist

Philippines: Blogger charged with libel

Vietnam: Long prison terms for ‘democracy activists’

Hungary: The Invisible Marsh

Marietta Le reports on the story of one of Hungary's most successful citizen campaigns, whose goal is to save an endangered marsh by preventing an allegedly illegal expansion of a...

25 January 2010

Timor Police Brutality Video

Police brutality in Timor-Leste is not new, but getting it on video is. This is something of a “Rodney King” moment for Timor-Leste and its police service.

24 January 2010

Tunisia: And They Censored Arabicca!

Tunisian blogger Fatma Arabicca, who was arrested two months ago, decided to resume blogging last week. With only one post on her new blog, authorities swooped in to block it....

Israel: Activists and bloggers protest against deterioration of human rights

As activists are rounded up and arrested on the ground, Israeli bloggers and Twitter users turn to the Internet to fully employ alternative media platforms to influence public opinion and...

22 January 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Butter Bread

Video: Drug legalization and life post-prohibition

There are groups of people advocating for the legalization of drugs, but what would that actually mean? From Hungary to Colombia, from youth to teachers, from cops and clergy, individuals...

21 January 2010

Poland: Government Approves Proposal to Create Registry of Banned Websites and Services

Sylwia Presley posts an update on the Polish government's controversial decision to create a Registry of Banned Websites and Services, and on the Polish netizens' ongoing protests against Internet censorship.

19 January 2010

India: Plastic Bag Ban Not Effective

China: More Violence Over Salary Dispute

A migrant worker from Hebei was stabbed Jan. 9, resulting in the loss of a kidney, after requesting withheld salary from a subcontractor in Beijing, reports the Yangcheng Evening News.  The incident has been...

17 January 2010

Jordan: Bloggers Take On Controversial Court Ruling

Following the recent Jordanian Cessation Court’s decision to subject electronic websites to the Press and Publication Law, the Jordanian web has been overflowing with reactions to the court ruling which...

16 January 2010

Haiti: Instances of “Looting,” but Little Confirmed Evidence of Post-Quake Violence

Four nights after the Haiti earthquake the airwaves and the Internet are seeing a raging debate over blogs and news media's use of the word “looting." Marc Herman offers a...

13 January 2010

Guatemala: Investigation Reveals Rosenberg Masterminded His Own Murder

After an investigation by a UN commission, it was determined that Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg had masterminded his own murder, clearing President Álvaro Colom, who Rosenberg had accused in a...

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