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Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright rules

The European Union has approved a copyright overhaul that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies.

Nepal social media bill sparks freedom of speech concerns

Nepal's government on Wednesday tabled draft legislation that would impose harsh penalties for "improper" social media posts, igniting concerns it could be used to suppress freedom of speech and stifle dissent.

Mexico's own 'WikiLeaks' already making waves

Mexico's WikiLeaks-inspired whistleblower website is already making waves just days after its launch, even though it has yet to expose any government scandals.

Bosnian Serbs pass law limiting freedom of speech

(AP)—Lawmakers in the Serb part of Bosnia passed a controversial law Thursday that allows authorities to fine people who post offensive content on social networks—a move rights activists have labeled as limiting freedom ...

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