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Proposal to Resurrect Law Against Insulting President (August 14, 2015) by Constance Johnson

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has recently proposed reviving a provision that criminalizes insulting the president. ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Executive powers; Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: Indonesia

New Law Banning Discrimination (July 22, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On July 20, 2015, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued a law prohibiting discrimination on the ...

Topic: Discrimination; Freedom of religion; Freedom of speech; Minority rights; Racial and ethnic relations; Religious minorities
Jurisdiction: United Arab Emirates

Blasphemy Law Repealed (July 15, 2015) by Luis Acosta

On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (

Topic: Blasphemy; Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Legislation Aimed at Preventing and Punishing Cyberbullying Passed (July 06, 2015) by Kelly Buchanan

On June 30, 2015, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Harmful Digital Communications Bill. (...

Topic: Cybercrime; Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: New Zealand

Cybercrimes Bill Enacted (June 15, 2015) by Hanibal Goitom

It was reported recently that Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has signed into law the Cyber Crimes ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Cybercrime; Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: Tanzania

Court Sentences TV Show Host to Five Years of Imprisonment (June 04, 2015) by George Sadek

On May 31, 2015, an Egyptian court of first instance found television show host Islam El-Beheiry ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Freedom of religion; Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: Egypt

State Litigation Authority Rejects Request to Suspend a TV Show (May 22, 2015) by George Sadek

On May 19, 2015, Egypt's State Litigation Authority rejected a petition submitted by Al Azhar (the ...

Topic: Church and state relations; Freedom of speech; Television and Film
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Movies About Russian Police and Military Banned (April 06, 2015) by Peter Roudik

On April 2, 2015, the President of Ukraine signed into law the Bill on Amending Legislative ...

Topic: Arts and culture; Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: Ukraine

Comedian Condemned for Hate Speech and Condoning Terrorism (March 26, 2015) by Nicolas Boring

The controversial French comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala, known simply as Dieudonné, has been the subject of ...

Topic: Freedom of speech; Freedom of the press; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: France

New Election Laws (March 24, 2015) by Constance Johnson

On March 19, 2015, Cambodia's parliament unanimously approved two new election laws, the Law on the ...

Topic: Elections and politics; Freedom of speech; Nongovernmental organizations
Jurisdiction: Cambodia

Pardoning of Conscientious Objectors and Military Service Law Amendments (March 23, 2015) by Peter Roudik

In February 2015, Forum 18 News Service published a report saying that for the first time ...

Topic: Armed forces; Church and state relations;Freedom of speech; Human rights and civil liberties
Jurisdiction: Turkmenistan

Murder of Avijit Roy, American-Bangladeshi Blogger (March 20, 2015) by Shameema Rahman

Bangladeshi-American secular blogger Avijit Roy was killed by a number of assailants in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Freedom of religion; Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: Bangladesh

Men Sentenced on Charges of Insulting Buddha (March 20, 2015) by Wendy Zeldin

On March 17, 2015, a court in Burma (also known as Myanmar) sentenced a New Zealand ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Freedom of religion; Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: Burma

Punjab Province Criminalizes the Glorification of Terrorism (January 23, 2015) by Tariq Ahmad

On January 20, 2015, Pakistan's Punjab provincial government promulgated an amendment to a maintenance of public ...

Topic: Freedom of speech; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Pakistan

Draft Law Banning Publishing of Information Concerning the Armed Forces (November 19, 2014) by George Sadek

On November 6, 2014, the legislative department of the State Council of Egypt (a judicial organ) ...

Topic: Arms control and nonproliferation; Freedom of information; Freedom of speech; Freedom of the press; Internet
Jurisdiction: Egypt

Human Rights Office Critical of Draft LGBT Law (October 28, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On October 24, 2014, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) ...

Topic: Freedom of speech; International organizations; LGBT rights
Jurisdiction: Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)

Human Rights Experts Again Urge Sedition Law Abolition (October 15, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On October 8, 2014, a group of experts associated with the United Nations Human Rights Council ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Freedom of speech; International organizations
Jurisdiction: Malaysia

New Law Criminalizes Denial of Genocide, Hate Speech, and Other Acts of Racism (September 24, 2014) by Theresa Papademetriou

On September 4, 2014, the Greek Parliament adopted an amendment to Law No. 927/1979 on Combating ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Crimes against humanity; Freedom of speech; Genocide; Hate crimes
Jurisdiction: Greece

Taipei Ban on Election Banners and Flags (September 17, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

As of August 29, 2014, Taipei City imposed a ban on the promotional banners and flags ...

Topic: Elections and politics; Freedom of speech; Marketing and advertising
Jurisdiction: Taiwan

Highest Court Declines to Overturn Ban on Use of Word "Allah" by Non-Muslims (June 30, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

On June 23, 2014, the Federal Court of Malaysia turned down an appeal to hear a ...

Topic: Freedom of speech; Religious minorities
Jurisdiction: Malaysia

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Last updated: August 14, 2015