March 24, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
India's Supreme Court struck down a law on Tuesday that gave authorities the power to jail people for offensive online posts. Bloggers, writers and rights groups challenged India's Information and Technology Act after arrests were made across the country for statements posted on social media. "The ...[read more]
July 20, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
An Ethiopian court on Friday charged nine journalists with terrorism and inciting violence under Ethiopia's anti-terrorism law. The journalists, including six bloggers, were arrested in April and have been prevented from accessing their families or legal counsel since their arrests. According to ...[read more]
April 29, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Russia's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a set of bills that apply new restrictions on the Internet and blogging, a move widely criticized by both pro-democracy activists and Russia's technology sector alike. Critics of the draft laws affecting the Internet, which are expected to be ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
Vietnamese authorities are using repressive laws, unfair trials and harsh prison conditions against activists who oppose the ruling Communist government, according to a report released Thursday by Amnesty International (AI). The report claims that those arrested include bloggers, labor and land ...[read more]
April 6, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Thousands in Bangladesh on Saturday demanded that the government introduce anti-blasphemy laws, including provisions to prosecute and hang atheist bloggers, in a rally organized by Hefazat-e-Islam, an Islamic group drawing support from thousands of seminaries and allegedly backed by Jamaat-e- ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The Vietnam Supreme People's Court in the central Nghe An province on Wednesday sentenced 14 Catholic Redemptorist bloggers to jail terms ranging from 3 to 13 years of combined prison and house arrest. The defendants are associated with Viet Tan, a dissident group that Vietnam's government deems ...[read more]
September 24, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
A court in Vietnam ordered three bloggers jailed for anti-state propaganda on Monday. Bloggers Nguyen Van Hai, alias Dieu Cay, Phan Thanh Hai, alias Anhbasg, and Ta Phong Tan were charged in April in the People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City on charges of spreading propaganda to defame the Vietnamese ...[read more]
July 13, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Twenty Ethiopian bloggers, journalists and senior opposition politicians were sentenced Friday to terms ranging from eight years to life in prison on terrorism charges. Amnesty International (AI) criticized the sentences, arguing that the measures taken by the government are an attempt to suppress ...[read more]
April 16, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
Vietnamese prosecutors on Monday charged three bloggers with spreading pro-democracy propaganda in violation of the country's criminal law. Bloggers Nguyen Van Hai, alias Dieu Cay, Phan Thanh Hai, alias Anhbasg, and Ta Phong Tan are scheduled to begin their trials on April 17 in the People's Court ...[read more]
June 8, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled unaimously Tuesday that a blogger does not have the same privilege to protect her sources as other journalists in traditional media. The court found that a New Jersey "shield law" allowing reporters to protect the confidentiality of their sources could not be ...[read more]

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