Category : European Parliament
Confronting SLAPP suits: Don’t let them silence you
As part of our work on media freedom, Index on Censorship is launching a campaign to raise awareness among journalists and activists about the increasing use of legal threats as a means of silencing critics and investigative reporting.
European parliament orders NSA inquiry
The European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee is to hold an inquiry into claims that the United States has been engaged in surveillance of European citizens and diplomats. The inquiry is to report by the end of 2013.
Mexico signs ACTA despite opposition
Last week Mexico’s ambassador to Japan signed the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The approval was deemed a scandal by Mexican media. The Agreement is not widely known in the country, but serious opposition is rising up from academic and human rights organisations. The end of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was cheered here, but […]
ACTA voted down by European Parliament
The European Parliament today voted to throw out the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The legislation, which was introduced to combat piracy, came under fire from activists who warned that its vague language threatened digital freedom. In December, the treaty was signed by all 27 government heads included in the European Union, but was not ratified. […]
EU parliament votes to monitor internet censorship and create rights tzar
The European Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of a human rights resolution which calls for new rules to monitor internet censorship under autocratic regimes yesterday. The report’s author Labour MEP Richard Howit recommended an export ban on the technology that can be used to censor or block websites and monitor mobile communications. The reports calls for a coherent European […]