Poland: country adopts new controversial ‘death camp’ law

The bill, passed by Poland's lower house of parliament on Friday (26 January), threatens prison terms and fines against Polish or foreign nationals who blame Poles for atrocities against Jews committed by Nazi Germany in World War II.
Source: euobserver.com

A Case of Two Stamps

On 4 January 2018, two men, both Russian nationals, were legally married in Copenhagen, Denmark. On 25 January 2018, after returning to Moscow, they […]

Telegram Besieged

A case initiated by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) against Telegram messenger last summer was the Russian authorities’ first demonstrative attack on digital […]

UK: Mass digital surveillance regime ruled unlawful

Judges of the UK Court of Appeal say snooper’s charter lacks adequate safeguards around accessing personal data.
Source: theguardian.com

Ireland: Country is to hold abortion referendum in May or June

The Irish cabinet gave the go-ahead for a referendum to relax the country's strict abortion laws, 35 years after the Catholic-majority country enshrined abortion as a crime in its constitution.
Source: cnn.com

France: Top court reverses ban on breeding whales, dolphins

France’s highest administrative court overturned a ban on breeding killer whales and dolphins in captivity after ruling there had been irregularities in the decree putting the legislation into place.
Source: reuters.com

Moldova: Country bans Russian ‘propaganda’ broadcasts

The law, passed by Moldova’s parliament, effectively bans the rebroadcasting of Russian news, military or politics programs.
Source: euronews.com

EU: Civil society under threat, Fundamental Rights Agency finds

In many parts of the EU, civil society is under threat, finds a new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
Source: fra.europa.eu

Russia: “Agora” reports on Internet freedom in Russia

The conclusions of the report are disappointing: journalists, bloggers and Internet activists are still being chased; the state expands the list of grounds for blocking and banning.
Source: meduza.io