News: May 2015

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Burundi Journalists' Union v Attorney-General of Burundi: a positive judgment in the midst of a crisis

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21 May 2015

On 15 May 2015, the East African Court of Justice (the “EACJ”) delivered its judgment in Burundi Journalists Union v. The Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi , in which it considered Law No.1/11 (the “Press Law”) regulating the press, film and broadcasting sectors in Burundi.

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Lost in the Web: Navigating the Legal Maze Online

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20 May 2015

A few weeks ago in Berlin, I spoke at re:publica about threats to free speech online such as technical censorship, the use of copyright laws to curtail free speech, liability for user comments, and the right to be forgotten. It’s not always easy to get people interested in talking about the law, so I was happy that people showed up.

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To Be or Not to Be Anonymous: How Should Bloggers Decide?

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1 May 2015

Should you be anonymous online? If you were giving advice to a blogger, independent journalist, or online activist on this issue, what factors would you want her to consider? Many of us have been through this process, but it is something we don’t talk about much, as it often happens in private spaces.