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Media Matters for Democracy, Pakistan: Bottlenecks, incompetence and abuse of power
Media Matters for Democracy, Pakistan: Bottlenecks, incompetence and abuse of power 07 November 2018 Media Matters for Democracy

Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) has published multiple reports highlighting concerns with the  Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PECA) and offered recommendations for improvement. In their first comprehensive review of PECA 2016, they took a look at the procedural issues that have defined the implementation of the law. This study presents a brief overview of the implementation of PECA. It is based on two case studies; first, an overview of procedural and other issues ...

Victory for freedom of expression in South Korea
Victory for freedom of expression in South Korea 07 September 2012 AL

Photo credit: Emmanuel Dyan; CC BY 2.0 LicenceOn the 23rd of August 2012, South Korean digital rights organisation Jinbonet won a long struggle. For the last five years, the APC member group fought an internet real name system regulation. The Constitutional Court ruled unanimously against this regulation, that is part of a larger law known as “the network act”, arguing that it is unconstitutional to require people to authenticate their identity in order to post or comment on websites. Sou...

Internet Governance Forum: “We want laws that will take us forward”
Internet Governance Forum: “We want laws that will take us forward” 26 June 2012 Sylvie Niombo

When a participant asked a question about the position to be adopted by Central Africa at the Internet overnance Forum (IGF) in Africa, various responses and questions followed. To borrow an expression from Justine Diffo Tchunkam, a teacher at the University of Yaoundé II, Central Africa has a common vision but no common position with regard to regulation of the ICT sector. The debate on reg...

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