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Evolution of Pakistan's proposed cybercrime law

April 1, 2015 2:30 PM ET

A pointer to our colleagues at Bolo Bhi, Pakistan's independent Internet freedom and electronic privacy watchdog (it's involved in gender issues too). The watchdog has been tracking the evolution of Pakistan's attempts at cybercrime legislation since 2007....

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China's CNNIC issues false certificates in serious breach of crypto trust

March 31, 2015 6:02 PM ET

In a major breach of public trust and confidence, the Chinese digital certificate authority China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) certified false credentials for numerous domains, including several owned by Google. The deliberate breach had the potential to seriously...

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Singapore blogger jailed for critical Lee Kuan Yew video

March 30, 2015 3:43 PM ET

New York, March 30, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the arrest on Sunday of a teenage video blogger in Singapore and calls on authorities to release him immediately....

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Media outlets raided and banned as conflict spirals in Yemen

March 27, 2015 4:14 PM ET

New York, March 27, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned for the safety of Yemeni journalists amid escalating violence in the country. Houthi forces have raided news outlets, detained journalists, and banned websites, while satellite TV operators ceased to...

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India's landmark online speech ruling is step toward greater press freedom

March 26, 2015 3:18 PM ET

In an historic decision, India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down part of a law used to silence criticism and free expression. While this marks a pivotal victory that has been welcomed in many quarters, many challenges remain for...

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Omani blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi detained for more than a month

March 26, 2015 2:02 PM ET

New York, March 26, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the welfare of Omani blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi, who was detained while attempting to enter the United Arab Emirates by car from Oman. Alrawahi, who has criticized Omani authorities...

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CPJ welcomes Indian Supreme Court decision protecting online speech

March 24, 2015 9:08 AM ET

Manila, March 24, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the judgment by the Indian Supreme Court today that struck down as unconstitutional Section 66A of the country's Information Technology Act. Section 66A criminalized, among other types of speech, the transmission...

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Lee Kuan Yew's legacy

March 22, 2015 5:18 PM ET

What to make of Singapore's first and former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died Monday morning in the city-state? Under the banner of the People's Action Party, Lee held government power for three decades. After stepping away from the...

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Turkish parliament passes restrictive Internet bill

March 20, 2015 2:43 PM ET

New York, March 20, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed at the passage of a bill late Thursday by Turkish Parliament. The bill will allow Turkish cabinet members to ban websites deemed harmful to national security without a court...

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In blocking websites, France abandons role as guardian of free speech

March 19, 2015 10:32 AM ET

Attempts by the French government this week to use vague legislation to block five websites for "condoning terrorism" would be troubling anywhere, but it is especially tragic coming from the country that gave us the champion of free speech...

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