Ley Especial de Ciberdelitos en Nicaragua promueve la censura y la criminalización del uso cotidiano de las tecnologías

El 28 de septiembre, la Diputada Loria Raquel Dixon Brautigam presentó al Poder Legislativo de Nicaragua una iniciativa para expedir una “Ley Especial de Ciberdelitos”, además de una serie de derogaciones al Código Penal.  Las organizaciones firmantes manifestamos nuestra profunda preocupación por el contenido de la iniciativa que, de concretarse, representaría una grave lesión a …

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Civil society to U.S. Congress: don’t let disinformation run rampant

On October 1, 2020, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will consider S. 4632, the Online Content Policy Modernization Act, legislation that amends Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — the “legal backbone of the internet” — in alarming ways. Specifically, S.4632 would narrow Section 230 so that online services would be held liable if …

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Make data protection law work for everyone

We have an opportunity to strengthen a vital part of the Data Protection Act that will help stop companies and individuals from abusing your personal data. Currently only citizens – who rarely have the expertise, ability or time – are able to initiate complaints when data law is broken. Privacy watchdogs like Open Rights Group …

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EU: RSF and 18 NGO express their support to Věra Jourová, after attacks by Hungarian Prime Minister Orban

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) together with 18 other organisations express their full support to Vice-President Věra Jourová following attacks by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his government. In a joint-letter, the 19 organisations urge the European institutions to be firm and address the severe deterioration of the rule of law and media pluralism …

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Three Mother Nature Cambodia reporters arrested for “inciting crime”

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of three Cambodian journalists-cum-environmental activists who were arrested nearly a month ago in connection with their coverage of the partial destruction of a lake in a suburb of the capital, Phnom Penh. Long Kunthea, Phuon Keoreaksmey and Thon Ratha, who work for the …

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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 20

Tuesday has been another day on which the testimony focused on the extreme inhumane conditions in which Julian Assange would be kept imprisoned in the USA if extradited. The prosecution’s continued tactic of extraordinary aggression towards witnesses who are patently well informed played less well, and there were distinct signs that Judge Baraitser was becoming …

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Motorcycle hitmen gun down Honduran reporter

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Honduran authorities to quickly identify those responsible for the murder of independent journalist Luís Almendares, and to rethink their mechanisms for protecting journalists in a country where the independent media are increasingly vulnerable. An outspoken critic of local corruption and police violence, Almendares Source

RSF briefs Human Rights Council on violations of journalists’ rights in Yemen

News During a UN Human Rights Council debate on Yemen today in the presence of the Group of Experts on Yemen, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned the violations of journalists’ rights by all parties to the war, called for the release of detained journalists and stressed the obligation under international humanitarian law to protect journalists …

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