Can Iceland lead the way towards a ban on violent online pornography?

The country prides itself on its progressive attitudes, but anti-censorship campaigners say move is a backward step Small, volcanic, with a proud Viking heritage and run by an openly gay prime minister, Iceland is now considering becoming the first democracy in the western world to try to ban online pornography. A nationwide consultation has found ...

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy

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German state fights Facebook over alleged privacy violations

Data protection commissioner says social network violates law by not allowing users to use a pseudonym A German state data protection agency has threatened Facebook’s billionaire founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg with a €20,000 (£16,000) fine if Facebook does not allow Germans to have anonymous accounts on the social network. In letters to Zuckerberg in California, ...

Open Letter of the Civil Society to the European Parliament

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The Free Expression Policy Project

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Statewatch (monitoring the state and civil liberties in Europe)

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New Anti-Terror Bill published (Liberty Press Release)

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The Prevention of Terrorism Bill: A grave threat to Human Rights and the rule of law in the UK (Amnesty International)

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Freedom of the Press 2012 (Freedom House)

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Freedom in the World 2012 (Freedom House)

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