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Call to members of the European Parliament: Open letter on the EU copyright reform
Call to members of the European Parliament: Open letter on the EU copyright reform 02 July 2018 Various

With a crucial vote taking place on 5 July in the European Parliament, over 145 organisations representing human rights, privacy, civil rights and media freedom organisations, start-ups, software developers, publishers, creators, journalists, radios, libraries, higher education and research institutions call upon the European Parliament to vote against the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee mandate to negotiate on the copyright reform with the Council. On 2 July, over 145 organisations sent this&...

Has the Palestinian Cybercrime Law really been amended?
Has the Palestinian Cybercrime Law really been amended? 05 June 2018 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement

In order to exert pressure on the Palestinian government, coalitions held meetings between civil society representatives and governmental bodies concerning amendment of the law in 2017. These ongoing discussions in addition to campaigns launched by activists, journalists and lawyers compelled the government to issue a new law no. 10 in 2018 regarding Cybercrime. About the law The Palestinian Authority (PA) was subjected to tremendous pressure after its ratification of Law no. (16) in 2017 reg...

Uganda anti homosexuality bill boomeranging back on the web
Uganda anti homosexuality bill boomeranging back on the web 05 December 2012 FD

End Homophobia wrist band, Dec 2010. © Felix Masi/DemotixDo you remember the culture jamming actions against the websites of the president and the government of Ugandalast August? Anonymous activists managed to modify content on presidential and governmental websites in a way that showed the government as apologizing to the Ugandan LGBT community for repeated persecution of gays and lesbians. ...

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