Cybercrime

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Nigerian blogger still in prison, one month after granted bail

May 19, 2017 3:26 PM ET

Uyo, Nigeria, May 19, 2017--Nigerian authorities should immediately release blogger Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, in accordance with two court orders granting her bail, and prosecutors should drop all criminal charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Omololu-Olunloyo, who runs...

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How Nigeria's cybercrime law is being used to try to muzzle the press

September 21, 2016 12:35 PM ET

Since Nigeria's cybercrime act was voted into law in May 2015 authorities have used the accusation of cyber stalking to harass and press charges against at least five bloggers who criticized politicians and businessmen online and through social media....

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Cybercrime proposals risk undermining Brazil's progress in securing free and open Internet

April 21, 2016 11:34 AM ET

Two years ago, Brazil passed Marco Civil da Internet, a landmark piece of Internet civil rights legislation that made the country an international reference in digital rights. But its legacy is under threat from a cybercrime proposal that could...

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Mission Journal: Rise in journalist arrests tarnishes Jordan's image as reformist

March 22, 2016 10:45 AM ET

The phone call came just as our conversation about the escalating crackdown on Jordanian media hit its stride. Lina Ejeilat, the co-founder of the news website 7iber (pronounced hebber), apologized and said she had to take the call. It...

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How U.S. copyright law is being used to take down Correa's critics in Ecuador

January 21, 2016 3:41 PM ET

On December 30, César Ricaurte, the executive director of Fundamedios, received a copyright complaint with the potential to close his entire website. The complaint, filed on behalf of Ecuador's communications regulator SECOM by a company called Ares Rights, ordered the...

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Tanzania's press wait to see if new president will reform troubling media laws

December 15, 2015 12:48 PM ET

Elections in Tanzania passed smoothly in October, but several local journalists and a media lawyer told me the spectre of anti-press laws is casting a pall over critical reporting in the country and that hopes for legal reform under...

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CPJ urges South Africa to revise cybercrime bill that limits press freedom

December 10, 2015 4:53 PM ET

New York, December 10, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the South African government to revise provisions in the proposed Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill that would limit journalists' ability to work. Under the bill, journalists and members of the...

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CPJ welcomes acquittal of journalists charged with defamation in Thailand

September 1, 2015 9:18 AM ET

Bangkok, September 1, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's court decision in Thailand to acquit two journalists of criminal defamation and cybercrime charges. Phuketwan journalists Alan Morison, an Australian national, and Chutima Sidasathian, a Thai citizen, had each faced...

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How China's national security and cybersecurity laws will further curb press freedom

July 22, 2015 5:38 PM ET

Convincing potential sources to share information and publishing independent journalism on social media or with the help of crowd-funding are a few of the practices that are likely to suffer under a pair of new Chinese laws--one passed, one...

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CPJ urges Egypt to halt legal clampdown on the press

July 9, 2015 11:56 AM ET

Dear President el-Sisi: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express its concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Egypt.

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